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disputatiousness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being disputatious.

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  • noun The state or quality of being disputatious or argumentative; contentiousness.

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Examples

  • Despite the disputatiousness of the proceedings, was there any consensus about the lessons that could be drawn from the exercise?

    North Korea: The War Game

  • Despite the disputatiousness of the proceedings, was there any consensus about the lessons that could be drawn from the exercise?

    North Korea: The War Game

  • With the dinner hovering on the razor's edge of disputatiousness, Paulo Coelho, the mega-selling Brazilian novelist, worked his patented magical alchemy.

    What is Happiness?

  • He was a bit of a porcupine to the last, still shedding darts; or rather he was to the end a bit of a schoolboy, and must still throw stones, but the essential toleration that underlay his disputatiousness, and the kindness that made of him a tender sicknurse and a generous helper, shone more conspicuously through.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

  • A measure of the disputatiousness of all matters Balkanian can be found in the widely and wildly differing versions about the circumstances of the establishment of IMRO.

    Terrorists and Freedom Fighters

  • Looking back on his friendship at a distance of twenty years, he felt an amused pleasure in the disputatiousness which could be irritating, the intellectual vanity, the irresolution that came from too great subtlety.

    Characters from 17th Century Histories and Chronicles

  • The meager soil and parsimonious culture, the reasonable discourse of the people, their wholesome disputatiousness, acted as a kind of purge or tonic after all this Southern exuberance.

    South Wind

  • “It is your disputatiousness,” he said, “which within the last forty years has made far more unbelievers than all the productions of philosophy.”

    Diderot and the Encyclopaedists

  • He was a bit of a porcupine to the last, still shedding darts; or rather he was to the end a bit of a schoolboy, and must still throw stones, but the essential toleration that underlay his disputatiousness, and the kindness that made of him a tender sicknurse and a generous helper, shone more conspicuously through.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

  • Meanwhile, at the captain's table, Mr Butler was expressing his opinion upon various subjects in loud, strident tones, and with a disputatiousness of manner that caused most of those about him mentally to dub him a blatant cad, and to resolve that they would have as little as possible to do with him.

    Harry Escombe A Tale of Adventure in Peru

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