Weegy: The abusive ad hominem is not just a case of directing abusive language toward another person. . . . [ The fallacy is committed when one engages in a personal attack as a means of ignoring, discrediting, or blunting the force of another's argument.
"Although some faulty arguers may call attention to distasteful features of their opponents in order to manipulate the responses of their audience, most abusers apparently believe that such ... (More)