disputatious

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Inclined to dispute. synonym: argumentative.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or characterized by disputation; controversial; polemical; contentious: as, a disputatious temper.
  • Inclined to dispute or wrangle; apt to debate, cavil, or controvert: as, a disputatious theologian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Inclined to dispute; apt to civil or controvert; characterized by dispute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to something that is in question as to its value or intent.
  • adjective Inclined to argue or debate; provoking debate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

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Examples

  • I commend you for the use of the word disputatious as you confronted the defense secretary.

    CNN Transcript Oct 23, 2003

  • I believe one great source of our concord is that neither he nor I are disputatious, which is not the case with any of them.

    Rousseau (Volume 1 and 2)

  • "disputatious" and was causing corrosive damage to South Africa's national image and international credibility.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "disputatious" is generally used as a word of reproach; but we can express our meaning only by saying that Lord Holland was most courteously and pleasantly disputatious.

    Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)

  • Lord of Loo, I thought this forum would be interesting and fun but it seems as if it is possessed by a paranoid, disputatious, neurotic with too much time on her hands.

    No Problem With "Gringo"

  • Lord of Loo, I thought this forum would be interesting and fun but it seems as if it is possessed by a paranoid, disputatious, neurotic with too much time on her hands.

    No Problem With "Gringo"

  • Lord of Loo, I thought this forum would be interesting and fun but it seems as if it is possessed by a paranoid, disputatious, neurotic with too much time on her hands.

    No Problem With "Gringo"

  • Lord of Loo, I thought this forum would be interesting and fun but it seems as if it is possessed by a paranoid, disputatious, neurotic with too much time on her hands.

    No Problem With "Gringo"

  • Lord of Loo, I thought this forum would be interesting and fun but it seems as if it is possessed by a paranoid, disputatious, neurotic with too much time on her hands.

    No Problem With "Gringo"

  • Lord of Loo, I thought this forum would be interesting and fun but it seems as if it is possessed by a paranoid, disputatious, neurotic with too much time on her hands.

    No Problem With "Gringo"

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  • Nuttall: "Them two seem disputatious as well."

    February 4, 2007

  • Watson used this word when Holmes was arguing with him about how he wrote up the cases and Watson said that Holmes was in this mood when he used one of his pipes.

    September 2, 2012