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It does irritate me when I am described as a controversialist and commentator on Israel.
Tony Judt

Meaning of "controversialist" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTROVERSIALIST

controversialist  [ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːʃəlɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTROVERSIALIST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Controversialist is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONTROVERSIALIST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Polemic

A polemic /pəˈlɛmɪk/ is a contentious argument that is intended to establish the truth of a specific understanding and the falsity of the contrary position. Polemics are mostly seen in arguments about very controversial topics. The art or practice of such argumentation is called polemics. A person who often writes polemics, or who speaks polemically, is a polemicist or a polemic. The word is derived from the Greek πολεμικός, meaning "warlike, hostile", which comes from πόλεμος, "war".

Definition of controversialist in the English dictionary

The definition of controversialist in the dictionary is someone who engages in or encourages controversy.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTROVERSIALIST


analyst
ˈænəlɪst
antisocialist
ˌæntɪˈsəʊʃəlɪst
catalyst
ˈkætəlɪst
essentialist
ɪˈsɛnʃəlɪst
existentialist
ˌeɡzɪˈstenʃəlɪst
financialist
faɪˈnænʃəlɪst
journalist
ˈdʒɜːnəlɪst
martialist
ˈmɑːʃəlɪst
minimalist
ˈmɪnɪməlɪst
nonsocialist
ˌnɒnˈsəʊʃəlɪst
nonspecialist
nɒnˈspɛʃəlɪst
partialist
ˈpɑːʃəlɪst
preferentialist
ˌprɛfəˈrɛnʃəlɪst
provincialist
prəˈvɪnʃəlɪst
prudentialist
pruːˈdɛnʃəlɪst
racialist
ˈreɪʃəlɪst
socialist
ˈsəʊʃəlɪst
specialist
ˈspɛʃəlɪst
subspecialist
ˈsʌbˌspeʃəlɪst
superspecialist
ˌsuːpərˈspɛʃəlɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTROVERSIALIST

controlled
controlled drug
controlled explosion
controller
controllership
controlling
controlling interest
controlment
controls
controverse
controversial
controversialism
controversially
controversies
controversy
controvert
controverter
controvertible
controvertibly
controvertist

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTROVERSIALIST

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brutalist
capitalist
centralist
environmentalist
Federalist
fundamentalist
generalist
hospitalist
idealist
mentalist
nationalist
naturalist
Orientalist
photojournalist
realist
removalist
sensationalist
serialist
surrealist
vocalist

Synonyms and antonyms of controversialist in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «controversialist» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTROVERSIALIST

Find out the translation of controversialist to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of controversialist from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «controversialist» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

争论者
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

polemista
570 millions of speakers

English

controversialist
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

controversialist
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المجادل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

полемист
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

polemista
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তার্কিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

polémiste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kontroversi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Polemiker
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

論客
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

논쟁 자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kontroversialist
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhà tranh luận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

controversialist
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वादग्रस्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

münakaşacı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

controversialist
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

controversialist
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

полеміст
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

polemist
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συζητητής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ruzie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

controversialist
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

controversialist
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of controversialist

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTROVERSIALIST»

The term «controversialist» is normally little used and occupies the 128.974 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTROVERSIALIST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about controversialist

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QUOTES WITH «CONTROVERSIALIST»

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Tony Judt
It does irritate me when I am described as a controversialist and commentator on Israel.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTROVERSIALIST»

Discover the use of controversialist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to controversialist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Controversialist: An Intellectual Life of Goldwin Smith
A public intellectual (1823-1910) whose writings on current affairs, politics, moral philosophy, and history had a significant impact on the English-speaking world.
Paul T. Phillips, 2002
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The British Controversialist: And Literary Magazine
BRITISH. CONTROVERSIALIST. logicians. THE LATE AUGUSTUS DE MORGAN , B.A., F.R.A.S., P.C.P.S., Ac. BY C. M. INGLEBY, M.A., LL.D, FOR. SBO. E.S.L. ( SECOND NOTICE.) IT is one thing to write biographical notices of a man while he  ...
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The British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer
THE. BRITISH. CONTROVERSIALIST,. IMPARTIAL. INQUIRER. ESTABLISHED FOB THE PCErOSE OF FOBMING A SUITABLE MEDIUM FOB THE OELIBEBATE DISCUSSION OF IMPORTANT QUESTIONS IN EELIGION, PHILOSOPHY, ...
4
Gilbert K. Chesterton as Controversialist, Essayist, ...
John Coates focuses on the complex effects of the modernist revolution and conflicts within liberalism on G.K. Chesterton and the manner in which the writer observed and commented on these far-reaching phenomena.
John D. Coates, 2002
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The British Controversialist: And Literary Magazine...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
‎2012
6
Enlightened Evangelicalism: The Life and Thought of John Erskine
6. The. Controversialist. At this point we can say that Erskine advocated a conservative form of Enlightenment ideas in which he mixed the Calvinistic doctrines of the past with the style, technique, and epistemology of the new age to form a ...
Jonathan Yeager, 2011
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Spurgeon on Leadership: Key Insights for Christian Leaders ...
Spurgeon was not considered the greatest controversialist by some of his biographers. Fullerton stated, Mr. Spurgeon was too earnest, too intent on the eternal meaning of things, too sure of his own standing, to be a good controversialist.
Larry J. Michael, 2010
8
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius
18 Rousseau the Controversialist: Emile and The Social Contract With Julie out of the way, the next step was to resume work on a book on education, for which Rousseau had been accumulating notes ever since his days with Mme Dupin.
Leo Damrosch, 2007
9
John Donne's Professional Lives
Chapter. 4. JOHN. DONNE. THE. CONTROVERSIALIST: THE. POET. AS. POLITICAL. THINKER. JOHANN P. SOMMERVILLE JOHN DONNE was a clergyman by profession, and he had taken a deep interest in the writings of divines long ...
David Colclough, 2003
10
Francis Parkman
--i'/. CHAPTER. XIII. PUBLICIST. AND. CONTROVERSIALIST. To begin with, we find Parkman, though he worked independently, making his contribution to the task of organizing and professionalizing the higher scholarship that was a ...
Howard Doughty, 1962

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTROVERSIALIST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term controversialist is used in the context of the following news items.
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7/7 and 9/11 images used to prevent Tunisia tourism boycott after …
Controversialist campaign urges tourists to not boycott Tunisia after the attacks. The creator of the campaign, Selim Ben Hadj Yahia, who works ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Hirohito, MacArthur and other villains
Pike is not a gratuitous controversialist. Rather, his method demonstrates the limits of determinism, even in industrial warfare. It took time to ... «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
The Famous Mailbox
Bloody mental CONTROVERSIALIST. Anyway, the left-back is very highly-rated and a full Swedish international, no less. Alberto Moreno ... «Football365.com, Jun 15»
4
A contentious debate among chess players: men versus women
Nigel Short is not merely the only Briton to have fought his way to a world championship chess match; he is also a talented controversialist, ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jun 15»
5
International: Avignon fights on in the face of cuts
He is a versatile character – actor, director, poet, playwright, drag chanteuse and political controversialist. His 11-hour production of Paul ... «The Stage, Jun 15»
6
A Final Word With Ferguson
LONDON – Like any skilful controversialist, Niall Ferguson knows that when you have lost the main battle, it is time for diversionary tactics. «Project Syndicate, Jun 15»
7
Katie Hopkins is an 'I can't', not an icon
... she may have decided the best way to shore up money is to be a controversialist. It's the Littlejohns and Liddles of this world who seem to be ... «So So Gay, Jun 15»
8
I Still Blame the Communists
Kipnis is a widely published controversialist, and over the years she fanned the feminist flames that have now tried to burn her. The revolution ... «The Weekly Standard, Jun 15»
9
Ever the controversialist: Peter Singer on speciesism
Is speciesism worse than racism? In a certain sense, yes, says the doyen of utilitarian philosophers, Peter Singer, of Princeton University. «BioEdge, May 15»
10
Review: 'Buckley and Mailer,' by Kevin M. Schultz; two writers, two …
A first-rate controversialist, Norman Mailer was delighted when his pal William F. Buckley stumbled into a media fracas in 1965. That spring ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Controversialist [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/controversialist>. Dec 2019 ».
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