dev·il's advocate
n.
One who argues against a cause or position, not as a committed opponent but simply for the sake of argument or to determine the validity of the cause or position.
Roman Catholic Church. An official appointed to present arguments against a proposed canonization or beatification.
by Maine Event April 6, 2004
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someone who chooses to say the opposite of what another person thinks or says, simply to be an asshole.
P1: "I really like apple pie."
P2: "apple pie is disgusting, I hate it"
P3: "Geez, P2, stop being such a devil's advocate, its annoying."
P2: "I'm just stating my opinion, chill out."
by MY2K January 3, 2006
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When the devil was bending Sam over, Sam was being such a fucking devil's advocate.
by Slutty Suse March 20, 2010
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Someone who challenges an opposing point of view to spark debate, arguement, or controversy on a specific topic.
He will have to play devil’s advocate to get his viewpoint across.
by Raddude67 October 21, 2017
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One who argues against a popular cause or position, not as a committed opponent but simply to make people discuss and consider it in more detail.
Person: lets go swimming
Devils advocate: people pee in the pool, do you really want to go?
by Jaxi December 26, 2005
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One who takes up the opposite argument to another person's statement or position, just to cause a problem for them.
by tired of the devil December 18, 2008
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