• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Controvertist One skilled in or given to controversy; a controversialist. "How unfriendly is the controvertist to the discernment of the critic!"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n controvertist One who controverts; a disputant; a man versed or engaged in controversy or disputation.
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In literature:

I look upon him now as a controvertist only.
"The Evolution of Photography" by John Werge
Several other controvertists took the field.
"The Life of Daniel De Foe" by George Chalmers