Definition of Controversialist

1. Noun. A person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy.




Definition of Controversialist

1. n. One who carries on a controversy; a disputant.

Definition of Controversialist

1. Noun. One who regularly engages in public controversies. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Controversialist

controllingness
controlment
controlments
controls
contronym
contronyms
controul
controull
controuls
controversal
controversary
controverse
controverser
controversers
controversial
controversialist (current term)
controversialists
controversiality
controversially
controversialness
controversies
controversion
controversor
controversors
controversy
controvert
controverted
controverter
controverters
controvertible

Literary usage of Controversialist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"1136, to Andrew Mac- Father Maguire, a well-known controversialist, died Brady, consecrated in 1445, the bishops of this see were parish priest of the ..."

2. A Beginner's History of Philosophy by Herbert Ernest Cushman (1911)
"As controversialist (1691-1704). Locke then began to write upon almost every conceivable subject, — the coming of silver money, the raising of the value of ..."

3. A Manual of Church History by Albert Henry Newman (1903)
"Calvin as a controversialist. Reference has already been made to the local conflicts in which Calvin was engaged. It would have been impossible for a man of ..."

4. Lives of the Fathers: Sketches of Church History in Biography by Frederick William Farrar (1889)
"... V Continued TERTULLIAN AS AN ORTHODOX controversialist SECTION IV IT was a happy thing for Tertullian that his later works rendered a real service to ..."

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