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 (pə-lĕm′ĭ-sĭst) also po·lem·ist (pə-lĕm′ĭst, pŏl′ə-mĭst)
A person skilled or involved in polemics.
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(ˈpɒl ə mɪst, pəˈlɛm ɪst, poʊ-)

a person who is engaged or versed in polemics.
Also, po•lem•i•cist (pəˈlɛm ə sɪst, poʊ-)
[1815–25; < Greek polemistḗs warrior =pólem(os) war + -istēs -ist]
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polemicist, polemist

a skilled debater in speech or writing. — polemical, adj.
See also: Argumentation
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polemist - a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
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The term antisemitism was coined in 1879 by Willhelm Marr, a anti-Jewish polemist in Germany, to describe the antipathy to the Jewish people, expressed as a result of numerous causes: political, social, cultural, economic and religion.
In 1989, Monique Jutrin published the second monograph on the work of this poet, existentialist philosopher, and polemist, Benjamin Fondane ou le periple d'Ulysse.
The rest of the book in devoted to his writings as a philosopher, biblical commentator, linguist, poet, man of Halakhah, and polemist and publicist.
(2005): 'The Internet, alternative public sphere and political dynamism: Korea's non-gaek (polemist ) websites', in The Pacific Review, 18 (3), 393-415.
Ferdinand isn't any old polemist complaining about the bankers, the aristocracy, all those at the top.
"I do not intend to kill anyone C* plus my father died six months ago." The tone of the sharp-edged answer put the polemist's appreciation of the question beyond doubt.
aasta paiku ja mis koos teiste muntidega aitab meil dateerida lossi polemist. (Koik mundid on dateerinud ENSV TA Ajaloo Instituudi teaduslik tootaja A.
(4) See Doerksen, Conforming; on Donne, also Doerksen, "Polemist or Pastor?
Rogers, a leading popularizer of black history and an antilynching polemist, and S.