polemist

[ pol-uh-mist, puh-lem-ist, poh- ]
/ ˈpɒl ə mɪst, pəˈlɛm ɪst, poʊ- /

noun

a person who is engaged or versed in polemics.

Nearby words

  1. polemic,
  2. polemical,
  3. polemicist,
  4. polemicize,
  5. polemics,
  6. polemize,
  7. polemology,
  8. polemoniaceous,
  9. polenta,
  10. poler

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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Word Origin and History for polemicist

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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