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polemist

[ pol-uh-mist, puh-lem-ist, poh- ]
/ ˈpɒl ə mɪst, pəˈlɛm ɪst, poʊ- /
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noun
a person who is engaged or versed in polemics.
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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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