polemist

[pol-uh-mist, puh-lem-ist, poh-]
noun
a person who is engaged or versed in polemics.
Also, polemicist [puh-lem-uh-sist, poh-] .


Origin:
1815–25; < Greek polemistḗs warrior, equivalent to pólem(os) war + -istēs -ist

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polemic (pəˈlɛmɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or involving dispute or controversy
 
n
2.  an argument or controversy, esp over a doctrine, belief, etc
3.  a person engaged in such an argument or controversy
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin polemicus, from Greek polemikos relating to war, from polemos war]
 
po'lemically
 
adv
 
polemicist
 
n
 
polemist
 
n

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The nature of a polemist is always to lean a little too far in one direction.
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