Definitions for: Controversialist


[n] a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy



Webster (1913) Definition: Con`tro*ver"sial*ist, n.
One who carries on a controversy; a disputant.

He [Johnson] was both intellectually and morally of the
stuff of which controversialists are made. --Macaulay.

Synonyms: disputant

See Also: accuser, arguer, caviler, caviller, contester, crusader, debater, denier, human, individual, logomach, logomachist, meliorist, mortal, obstructer, obstructionist, obstructor, person, pettifogger, quarreler, quarreller, quibbler, radical, reformer, reformist, resister, somebody, someone, soul, thwarter

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