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disputatious

[dis-pyoo-tey-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. fond of or given to disputation; argumentative; contentious: disputatious litigants.
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Also dis·put·a·tive [dih-spyoo-tuh-tiv] /dɪˈspyu tə tɪv/.

Origin of disputatious

First recorded in 1650–60; disputati(on) + -ous
Related formsdis·pu·ta·tious·ly, adverbdis·pu·ta·tious·ness, nounnon·dis·pu·ta·tious, adjectivenon·dis·pu·ta·tious·ly, adverbnon·dis·pu·ta·tious·ness, nounun·dis·pu·ta·tious, adjectiveun·dis·pu·ta·tious·ly, adverbun·dis·pu·ta·tious·ness, noun
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disputatious

disputative (dɪˈspjuːtətɪv)

adjective
  1. inclined to argument
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Derived Formsdisputatiously or disputatively, adverbdisputatiousness or disputativeness, noun
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