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Adj.1.disputative - 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"
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In such a disputative society it was at least possible to resent the impertinence of an ideology dictating what one should think and profess.
Case 2 was very disputative as it demonstrates the clinical heterogeneity of IgG4-related disease and the difficulty in differentiating it from other infiltrative or inflammatory conditions.
Overcoming disagreement required extensive disputative preparation of students who could then serve as legal advocates so well versed in Islamic law that they could win over or quiet opponents with contrary legal views.
In the Qur'an, God openly informs us that He doesn't like a disputative spirit that constantly forces others to accept his opinions and constantly insults others while doing so.
Israelis have been ardent Internet creatures for almost two decades; the Jewish legacy of disputative wordiness easily embraces the web's inherent multivocality.
cathedral schools, giving way to the dynamic, disputative manner of the
According to experts, construction in Har Homa is going to severely impact peace talks since the region, located on Jerusalem's southern border, is extremely disputative due to its strategic location.