Definition of controversialist in US English:

controversialist

noun

  • See controversial

    • ‘Of course I'm a professional controversialist but, once my copy is filed, I'm invariably the person at any gathering murmuring, ‘Oh, let's just agree to disagree!’’
    • ‘But there was another side to this English poet, novelist, journalist, biographer and controversialist.’
    • ‘Yet neither public policymakers nor the controversialists who harass them can reasonably expect to enter a new year without making some kind of assessment of what the next 12 months may hold.’
    • ‘In 1906, Catholic controversialist Hilaire Belloc was running for a seat in the British House of Commons.’
    • ‘There is something about the Hitchens family that breeds controversialists with deft pens.’

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