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.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Worthington and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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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