Controversialist
Controversialist Con`tro*ver"sial*ist, n. One who carries on a controversy; a disputant. [1913 Webster]

He [Johnson] was both intellectually and morally of the stuff of which controversialists are made. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • controversialist — [kän΄trə vʉr′shəlist, kän΄trə vʉr′sē əlist] n. a person who takes part in controversy or likes to do so * * * See controversial. * * * …   Universalium

  • controversialist — index contender, disputant, litigant, party (litigant) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • controversialist — [kän΄trə vʉr′shəlist, kän΄trə vʉr′sē əlist] n. a person who takes part in controversy or likes to do so …   English World dictionary

  • controversialist — noun One who regularly engages in public controversies. Richard Dawkins has become a leading controversialist in a few areas …   Wiktionary

  • controversialist — controversial ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing or likely to cause controversy. DERIVATIVES controversialist noun controversially adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • controversialist — noun see controversial …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • controversialist — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. debater, disputer, parliamentarian, logomacher, belligerent, dialectician, reasoner, casuist, polemicist, polemist, arguer, disputant, wrangler, discussant, litigant; see also fighter 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • controversialist — n. person who likes to disagree with other people and say things that make people angry or think about a subject,con·tro ver·sial·ist || ‚kÉ‘ntrÉ™ vÉœrʃəlɪst /kÉ’ntrÉ™ vɜː …   English contemporary dictionary

  • controversialist — n. Disputant, arguer, debater, disputer …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • controversialist — con·tro·ver·sial·ist …   English syllables

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