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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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(13) In his discussion of the theories of first principles of the pre-Socratics in Book I Aristotle proceeds disputatively, Thomas says, using probable arguments.
Knowledge is indeed "inescapably contextbound" (Casement 42), in other words, much as the antiuniversalist/anticanonist/ multiculturalist would disputatively lay at the feet of the pro-elite canonist.