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Meaning of "tu quoque" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TU QUOQUE

tu quoque  [tjuː ˈkwəʊkwɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TU QUOQUE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tu quoque is an exclamation.
Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES TU QUOQUE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tu quoque

Tu quoque

Tu quoque or the appeal to hypocrisy is an argument that intends to discredit the opponent's position by asserting the opponent's failure to act consistently in accordance with that position. It attempts to show that a criticism or objection applies equally to the person making it. This attempts to dismiss opponent's position based on criticism of the opponent's inconsistency and not the position presented. It is a special case of ad hominem fallacy, which is a category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of fact about the person presenting or supporting the claim or argument. To clarify, although the person being attacked might indeed be acting inconsistently or hypocritically, such behavior does not invalidate the position presented.

Definition of tu quoque in the English dictionary

The definition of tu quoque in the dictionary is you likewise: a retort made by a person accused of a crime implying that the accuser is also guilty of the same crime.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TU QUOQUE


colloquy
ˈkɒləkwɪ
dulciloquy
dʌlˈsɪləkwɪ
filioque
ˌfɪlɪˈəʊkwɪ
multiloquy
mʌlˈtɪləkwɪ
obloquy
ˈɒbləkwɪ
pectoriloquy
ˌpɛktəˈrɪləkwɪ
soliloquy
səˈlɪləkwɪ
somniloquy
sɒmˈnɪləkwɪ
usque
ˈʌskwɪ
ventriloquy
vɛnˈtrɪləkwɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TU QUOQUE

tu-whit tu-whoo
Tuamotu Archipelago
tuan
Tuareg
tuart
tuatara
tuath
tuatua
tub
tub gurnard
tub-fast
tub-thumper
tub-thumping
tuba
tuba player
tubae
tubage
tubaist
tubal

WORDS THAT END LIKE TU QUOQUE

antique
baroque
boutique
breloque
clique
colloque
critique
equivoque
marque
Martinique
Mixe-Zoque
monocoque
Mozambique
politique
pratique
roque
technique
toque
torque
unique

Synonyms and antonyms of tu quoque in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tu quoque» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

恩quoque
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tu quoque
570 millions of speakers

English

tu quoque
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तू quoque
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تو quoque
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Ту quoque
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tu quoque
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তোমাকেও বলছি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tu quoque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tu quoque
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

tu quoque
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

TUのquoque
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

너와 의 quoque
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nggih
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tu quoque
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Tu quoque
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तु
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tu quoque
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tu quoque
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Tu quoque
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ту quoque
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Tu quoque
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

tu quoque
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tu quoque
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

tu quoque
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

tu quoque
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TU QUOQUE»

Discover the use of tu quoque in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tu quoque and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Select Collection of Old Plays: Greenes tu quoque
Isaac Reed, Octavius Gilchrist Robert Dodsley, John Payne Collier. of my life, to walk under a pent-house? no, I'll take my pleasure whilst my youth affords it. Scattergood. By the cross of these hilts, I'll never play at gleek again, whilst I have a ...
Robert Dodsley, Isaac Reed, Octavius Gilchrist, 1825
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Critical Thinking, fourth edition: An Introduction to the ...
7.4.2 TU QUOQUE The tu quoque fallacy is a special case of the ad hominem. Like the ad hominem, it typically arises in an argumentative context when someone attempts to refute or rebut something said by another person. The tu quoque ...
William Hughes, Jonathan Lavery, 2004
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The Study of Philosophy
Tu Quoque We have now examined three ways to destroy a person's credibility: deflation (the genetic fallacy), straight-out insult (the abusive ad hominem), and insinuation (the circumstantial ad hominem). The remaining two types of fallacies  ...
S. Morris Engel, 2001
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Ad Hominem Arguments
What some of the textbooks identify as the circumstantial type of ad hominem argument is precisely what others identify as the tu quoque type and vice versa. For example, take a case of the classic type of circumstantial ad hominem argument ...
Douglas N. Walton, 1998
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The Classical Priamel from Homer to Boethius
This summary statement is then followed by the example of the poet himself (51- 56), and the poem finally ends with the "point" towards which this entire series of examples has been developing (57-58):49 tu quoque fac timeas, et quae tibi ...
William H. Race, 1982
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Man's Inhumanity to Man: Essays on International Law in ...
J'aimerais attirer ici 1'attention sur le riche passage,2 que je reproduis in ex- tenso, concernant ce que le TPIY appelle le "Tu Quoque Principle".3 515. Les Conseils de la Defense se sont appuyes de maniere indirecte ou implicite sur le  ...
Antonio Cassesse, Lal Chand Vohrah, 2003
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The End of Reciprocity: Terror, Torture, and the Law of War
The rationale would logically lead, in other words, to much more stringent rules than we actually have, and so it cannot satisfactorily explain or justify current rules.281 THE RECIPROCITY OF TU QUOQUE The legal defense of tu quoque — “my ...
Mark Osiel, 2009
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Writing History in International Criminal Trials
For their part, defense attorneys in our survey rejected by a margin of two to one the statement: “The Defense calls historians as expert witnesses in order to mount a tu quoque defense.” Prosecutors, in contrast, thought the statement was true ...
Richard Ashby Wilson, 2011
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Finding Oneself in the Other
The “inconsistency” explanation of the force of tu quoque locates that force in a certain form of hypocrisy. dworkin calls “making a criticism of another along a dimension on which one is itself at fault” “hypocrisy” (p. 184). But he doesn't specify ...
Gerald Allan Cohen, Michael Otsuka, 2013
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P. Virgilii Maronis Opera Omnia Ex Editione Heyniana: Cum ...
Tu quoque litoribus nostris, JEneïa nutrix] Ut et in principio diximus, in duas partes hoc opus divisum est. Nam primi sex libri ad imaginent Odyssee dicti sunt: quos persona- rum et allocutionum varietate constat esse graviores. Hi autem sex ad ...
Virgil, 1819

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TU QUOQUE»

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'Tu quoque filia mea?'
SOY un ingenuo. ¿No voy yo, escandalizado porque el ayuntamiento de Madrid quiera quitarle su calle a Pedro Muñoz Seca, y pido ayuda a los colegas de ... «Diario de Cádiz, Jul 15»
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Tu quoque, Mourinho? Eccesso di velocità, patente ritirata
Per il portoghese anche una multa. Tu quoque? Sì, anche lui. Anche José Mourinho si è fatto pizzicare in stato di guida spericolata. Come se fosse un bad boy ... «Goal.com, Jun 15»
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No, really: Why is the Times working so hard lately to make Rubio …
I can see the value of that strategically: Those same criticisms are the two biggest knocks on Hillary Clinton, so if the Times succeeds in building a tu quoque ... «Hot Air, Jun 15»
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¿Tu quoque, Pepe,?
Lula, al igual que el Cesar, – cuyo rol no le disgusta para nada-, podría hoy preguntarle a su admirador y amigo, el expresidente uruguayo José Mujica, ¿  ... «ElEspectador.com, May 15»
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Tu quoque Renzi, fili mi! Sì proprio io….
Tu quoque Brute-Renzi, fili mi! Sì, sì, proprio Matteo il miglior prodotto del promettentissimo vivaio piddino, ha inferto il mortal colpo agli eredi del vecchio Pci. «Formiche.net, Apr 15»
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Climate Change in Court: From the Netherlands to the World
One common defense that nations raise when accused by other nations of CO2 pollution is tu quoque, lawyer Latin for “you do it, too!” This is not an argument ... «Indian Country Today Media Network, Apr 15»
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Rand Paul: It's McCain and Lindsey Graham who are “lapdogs” for …
I wonder if Rand likes that sort of tu quoque on a visceral level, because he enjoys watching hawks squirm when they get accused of “weakness” or being dupes ... «Hot Air, Apr 15»
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Rand Paul slams media on abortion: Ask Democrats if it's okay to kill …
Watch the clip and see. And this is no idle tu quoque. The great majority of Americans oppose late-term abortion; the vast majority, maybe a unanimous majority ... «Hot Air, Apr 15»
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Seven Strategies for Hillary Clinton's Defenders
(tu quoque). A venerable strategy for avoidance. Argue that the fact that Scott Walker and Jeb Bush had private email accounts means that we should have no ... «National Review Online, Mar 15»
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STOP THE PRESSES: Jason Chaffetz Has A Gmail Account
ABC's Jon Karl is one of the less offensive gatekeepers of American media, but even he can't resist a nice, tasty tu quoque. Take it away, Jon: Hillary Clinton isn't ... «Daily Caller, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tu quoque [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tu-quoque>. Jan 2021 ».
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