Controvertist
Controvertist Con"tro*ver`tist, n. One skilled in or given to controversy; a controversialist. [1913 Webster]

How unfriendly is the controvertist to the discernment of the critic! --Campbell. [1913 Webster]


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

  • controvertist — con·tro·vert·ist …   English syllables

  • controvertist — tə̇st noun ( s) : controversialist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Debater — De*bat er, n. One who debates; one given to argument; a disputant; a controvertist. [1913 Webster] Debate where leisure serves with dull debaters. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disputant — dis pu*tant, n. One who disputes; one who argues in opposition to another; one appointed to dispute; a controvertist; a reasoner in opposition. [1913 Webster] A singularly eager, acute, and pertinacious disputant. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disputer — Dis*put er, n. One who disputes, or who is given to disputes; a controvertist. [1913 Webster] Where is the disputer of this world? 1 Cor. i. 20. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • controvert — controverter, controvertist, n. controvertible, adj. controvertibly, adv. /kon treuh verrt , kon treuh verrt /, v.t. 1. to argue against; dispute; deny; oppose. 2. to argue about; debate; discuss. [1600 10; alter. of earlier controverse ( < L… …   Universalium

  • disputant — I noun adversary, adverse party, antagonist, argumentative person, assailant, belligerent, caviler, combatant, contender, contestant, controversialist, controvertist, discussant, dissenter, litigant, objector, obstructionist, opponent, opposer,… …   Law dictionary

  • Reasoning — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Reasoning >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 1 =>{ant,477,} reasoning ratiocination rationalism Sgm: N 1 dialectics dialectics induction generalization GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 discussion discussion comment Sgm: N 2 …   English dictionary for students

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