from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person skilled or involved in polemics.
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- n. A person who writes polemics
- n. A person who puts forward controversial views
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A polemic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One given to controversy; a polemic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
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Marie Syrkin is best known as a polemicist for the State of Israel, whose keen arguments appeared in a wide range of publications for a period of almost seventy years.
Dowd is a polemicist, which is why conservatives like David take great offense at her remarks.
If you're calling the polemicist Arianna Huffington a "traditional network star," I demand that status be given to Ann Coulter.
Of course, he is one of the leading polemicists of the so-called "New Atheists" movement, but "polemicist" does not equate necessarily with "hate monger" or "intolerant thug."
Windschuttle is no historian -- he has no formal training in the discipline whatsoever -- but he made a name for himself some time ago as a far-right polemicist who found fault with some footnotes by Australian historians on the subject of the treatment of Aborigines.
In an attempt to nullify Henry Louis Gates 'lifetime of major achievement, the far-right polemicist and intellectual wannabe mocks his better thus:
The notion of Dylan as a hardcore political activist and polemicist, or as a dyed-in-the-wool man of the left, is not only antiquated but was essentially erroneous even in the early 60s.
Colonial polemicist Robert Farley pens a provocative defense of the Zarek-Gaeta coup, predicated on rather cogent arguments that human/Cylon cooperation is doomed.
"Roy is probably now her country's most globally famous polemicist, as both a writer and speaker"
Among Indian public intellectuals, a bright category that includes the Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, Roy is probably now her country's most globally famous polemicist, as both a writer and speaker.