disputatious

[ dis-pyoo-tey-shuh s ]
/ ˌdɪs pyʊˈteɪ ʃəs /

adjective

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

First recorded in 1650–60; disputati(on) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for disputatious

disputatious

disputative (dɪˈspjuːtətɪv)

/ (ˌdɪspjʊˈteɪʃəs) /

adjective

inclined to argument

Derived Forms

disputatiously or disputatively, adverbdisputatiousness or disputativeness, noun
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