disputant

[ dih-spyoot-nt ]
/ dɪˈspyut nt /

noun

a person who disputes; debater.

adjective

engaged in dispute; disputing.

Nearby words

  1. disproportionate,
  2. disproportionation,
  3. disprove,
  4. dispur,
  5. disputable,
  6. disputation,
  7. disputatious,
  8. dispute,
  9. disqualification,
  10. disqualify

Origin of disputant

1605–15; < Latin disputant- (stem of disputāns, present participle of disputāre), equivalent to disput- (see dispute) + -ant- -ant

Related formspre·dis·pu·tant, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for disputant

disputant

/ (dɪˈspjuːtənt, ˈdɪspjʊtənt) /

noun

a person who argues; contestant

adjective

engaged in argument
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Word Origin and History for disputant

disputant

n.

1610s, from Latin disputantem (nominative disputans), present participle of disputare (see dispute).

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