controversialist

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Etymology[edit]

controversial +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

controversialist (plural controversialists)

  1. One who regularly engages in public controversies.
    Richard Dawkins has become a leading controversialist in a few areas.
    • John Worthington
      His indefatigable adversary, who is the perfect model of an agile controversialist, had attacked him as a magniloquent Thraso, on account of his Pansophical promises.

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