Polemicist
Polemicist \Po*lem"i*cist\, n. A polemic. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • polemicist — [päl′ə mistpō lem′ə sist, pəlem′ə sist] n. a person skilled, or inclined to engage, in polemics: also polemist [päl′ə mist] * * * po·lem·i·cist (pə lĕmʹĭ sĭst) also po·lem·ist (pə lĕmʹĭst, pŏlʹə mĭst) n. A person skilled or involved in polemics.… …   Universalium

  • polemicist — index disputant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • polemicist — (n.) 1864, American English formation parallel to polemist (1825), from Gk. polemistes a warrior, from polemizein to wage war …   Etymology dictionary

  • polemicist — [päl′ə mistpō lem′ə sist, pəlem′ə sist] n. a person skilled, or inclined to engage, in polemics: also polemist [päl′ə mist] …   English World dictionary

  • polemicist — [[t]pəle̱mɪsɪst[/t]] polemicists N COUNT A polemicist is someone who is skilled at arguing very strongly for or against a belief or opinion. [FORMAL] The greatest polemicist of the 20th century must be Leon Trotsky. Syn: debater …   English dictionary

  • polemicist — UK [pəˈlemɪsɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms polemicist : singular polemicist plural polemicists someone who writes newspaper articles or books that express very strong opinions …   English dictionary

  • polemicist — polemic ► NOUN 1) a strong verbal or written attack. 2) (also polemics) the practice of engaging in controversial debate. ► ADJECTIVE (also polemical) ▪ of or involving disputatious or controversial debate. DERIVATIVES polemicist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • polemicist — noun see polemic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • polemicist — noun a) A person who writes polemics b) A person who puts forward controversial views Syn: polemist …   Wiktionary

  • polemicist — po lem·i·cist || pÉ™ lemɪsɪst n. one who argues, argumentative person, disputatious person …   English contemporary dictionary

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