- fond of or given to disputation; argumentative; contentious: disputatious litigants.
Also dis·put·a·tive [dih-spyoo-tuh-tiv] /dɪˈspyu tə tɪv/.
Origin of disputatious
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Examples from the Web for disputatious
There was a busy, bustling, disputatious tone about it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquillity.The Glorious Fourth
July 4, 2012
It's simply impossible for me to 'belong' to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group.Anne Rice's Christianity Crisis
August 2, 2010
Even in repose there was about him something talkative and disputatious.The Freelands
Those who are skilled (in the Tao) do not dispute (about it); the disputatious are not skilled in it.Tao Teh King
Liberty there was, but it was a disputatious, an uncertain, an ill-secured liberty.Daniel Webster for Young Americans
He had a rather mad look in his eye and a disputatious manner.A Girl Among the Anarchists
He is generally arrogant, disputatious, autocratic, and ambitious.Simon Eichelkatz; The Patriarch
- inclined to argument
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