Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Given to or characterized by disputation; disputatious; argumentative.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Disposed to dispute; inclined to cavil or to reason in opposition.
- adj. inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
- From Latin disputativus ("pertaining to a dispute") (Wiktionary)
“He's not running for governor and, although Jews are known for their disputative zest, the Reb doesn't look like he spends much time with people who disagree with him.”
“In his writing, he often encased the word "bubble" in disputative quotation marks -- as if to challenge the notion that any market rise could be excessive.”
“Pangloss, who was as inquisitive as he was disputative, asked him what was the name of the mufti who was lately strangled.”
“At least my wife has recalled it on more than one disputative occasion.”
“Here again I brought my self into a premunire with the disputative”
“The conversation ere long recommenced in a more general form, though still in a somewhat disputative tone.”
“There are five other colonies of these socialistic, disputative birds on this”
“The Philosopher saith he, teacheth a disputative vertue, but I do an active.”
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“The philosopher (saith he) teacheth a disputative virtue, but I do an active: his virtue is excellent in the dangerless academy of Plato, but mine showeth forth her honourable face in the battles of Marathon,”
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