disputatious


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dis·pu·ta·tious

 (dĭs′pyə-tā′shəs)
adj.
Inclined to dispute. See Synonyms at argumentative.

dis′pu·ta′tious·ly adv.
dis′pu·ta′tious·ness n.

disputatious

(ˌdɪspjʊˈteɪʃəs) or

disputative

adj
inclined to argument
ˌdispuˈtatiously, disˈputatively adv
ˌdispuˈtatiousness, disˈputativeness n

dis•pu•ta•tious

(ˌdɪs pyʊˈteɪ ʃəs)

also dis•put•a•tive

(dɪˈspyu tə tɪv)

adj.
fond of or given to disputation; argumentative; contentious.
[1650–60]
dis`pu•ta′tious•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disputatious - inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits; "a style described as abrasive and contentious"; "a disputatious lawyer"; "a litigious and acrimonious spirit"
argumentative - given to or characterized by argument; "an argumentative discourse"; "argumentative to the point of being cantankerous"; "an intelligent but argumentative child"

disputatious

adjective
Translations

disputatious

[ˌdɪspjuːˈteɪʃəs] ADJdiscutidor, disputador

disputatious

References in classic literature ?
Doctrine it was necessary to preach, for nothing less would have satisfied the disputatious people who were his listeners, and who would have interpreted silence on his part into a tacit acknowledgment of the superficial nature of his creed.
I think it will be conceded by my most disputatious reader, that she could hardly have directed an unfortunate boy to do anything in the wide world more difficult to be done under the circumstances.
Either he would be angry and disputatious; would ask for proofs; and, finding none forthcoming, would accuse her of alarming him without a cause, to serve her own jealous end of keeping Magdalen out of the house; or he would be seriously startled, would clamor for the protection of the law, and would warn the Bygraves to stand on their defense at the outset.
"You have erred, perhaps," he observed, taking up a glowing cinder with the tongs and lighting with it the long cherry-wood pipe which was wont to replace his clay when he was in a disputatious rather than a meditative mood--"you have erred perhaps in attempting to put colour and life into each of your statements instead of confining yourself to the task of placing upon record that severe reasoning from cause to effect which is really the only notable feature about the thing."
It has become larger, uglier and more disputatious, with deep and pervasive fault lines between so-called insiders and so-called outsiders.
Pakistan, on the other hand, should continue to stand with the people of the IoK, even if the International community is not willing to solve the disputatious status of the territory.
Oh, it was all so deliciously disputatious! Elated by her success, Eris suddenly felt like singing, and so she did: "Eris is ire, Eris is ire," she crooned palindromically to a doubly dour-faced Janus; "Eris's ire her is, sire!"
The pontifical exhortation that followed those disputatious synods, Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love"), urges the hierarchy to open the door to a more pastoraily focused church that engages people on their spiritual journey, rather than just reciting rules from a play-book of piety That message is beginning to take hold, however fitfully.
"How can I appeal?" He asked in return, giving me a close-up view of the disputatious mind-set that had exasperated so many referees into flashing their cards on his face every so often.
When the world around you is in such a disputatious mess, you can always rely on music and its endorphin-releasing ability to chase the blues away.
As nations meet for the games every four years - and this year Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia are in it - a harmonic transformation takes over in the global dialogue of cultures and civility rules, even among disputatious nations.
As nations meet for the games every four years -- and this year Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia are in it -- a harmonic transformation takes over in the global dialogue of cultures and civility rules, even among disputatious nations.