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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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Definitions of polemicist from WordNet

polemicist (n.)
a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology);
Synonyms: polemist / polemic
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