controversialist

Part of speech: noun

A disputant.

Part of speech: adverb

CONTROVERSIALLY.

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Usage examples "controversialist":

  1. As a teacher, he is in deadly earnest; as a controversialist, his first object is to refute and convince. - "Latin Literature", J. W. Mackail.
  2. The Egyptian belief in the one nature of Christ, which soon afterwards took the name of the Jacobite faith from one of its popular supporters, might perhaps be distinguished by the microscopic eye of the controversialist from the faith of Eutyches; but they equally fell under the condemnation of the council of Chalcedon. - "History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12)", S. Rappoport.
  3. Meanwhile, any one experienced in tract lore will feel certain that this outburst will be followed by the appearance of the " candid inquirer," who comes upon the boards at once, in obedience to the call, and addresses the eloquent controversialist with the stereotyped phrases. - "Rome in 1860", Edward Dicey.