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polemist

[pol-uh-mist, puh-lem-ist, poh-] /ˈpɒl ə mɪst, pəˈlɛm ɪst, poʊ-/
noun
1.
a person who is engaged or versed in polemics.
Also, polemicist
[puh-lem-uh-sist, poh-] /pəˈlɛm ə sɪst, poʊ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Greek polemistḗs warrior, equivalent to pólem(os) war + -istēs -ist
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  • She was lively and funny and engaging and boisterous and outrageous and a little bit of a polemicist.
Word Origin and History for polemicist
n.

1859, American English formation parallel to polemist (1825), from Greek polemistes "a warrior," from polemizein "to wage war, to make war."

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