1. [syn: debater, arguer]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Debater \De*bat"er\, n.
One who debates; one given to argument; a disputant; a
Debate where leisure serves with dull debaters. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: someone who engages in debate [syn: debater, arguer]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
35 Moby Thesaurus words for "debater":
Philadelphia lawyer, apologist, arguer, argufier, casuist,
controversialist, declaimer, demagogue, disceptator, disputant,
guardhouse lawyer, haranguer, jawsmith, logomacher, logomachist,
mooter, panelist, pilpulist, polemic, polemicist, polemist,
public speaker, rabble-rouser, ranter, speaker, speecher,
speechifier, speechmaker, spieler, spokesman, spokeswoman, spouter,
talker, tub-thumper, wrangler