[pol-uh-mist, puh-lem-ist, poh-]
- a person who is engaged or versed in polemics.
Also po·lem·i·cist [puh-lem-uh-sist, poh-] /pəˈlɛm ə sɪst, poʊ-/.
Origin of polemist
1815–25; < Greek polemistḗs warrior, equivalent to pólem(os) war + -istēs -ist
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Examples from the Web for polemicist
A few weeks prior to our meeting, a gunman attempted to kill Lars Hedegaard, a well-known anti-Islam polemicist in Denmark.The Repentant Radical
September 17, 2013
The second point, also difficult to disprove, seems irrelevant to the job of polemicist.The Dangers of Trusting Wikipedia With Your Life
April 2, 2013
It's an opportune moment for her to retire as a polemicist and start a third act in public life.The Coulter Wars
July 12, 2010
As a matter of fact, the Christian polemicist's authority in this instance was Varro.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism
Word Origin and History for polemicist
1859, American English formation parallel to polemist (1825), from Greek polemistes "a warrior," from polemizein "to wage war, to make war."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper