- of or relating to litigation.
- excessively or readily inclined to litigate: a litigious person.
- inclined to dispute or disagree; argumentative.
Origin of litigious
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Examples from the Web for litigious
ANDREA CONSTAND (2004) The most litigious of the group is Constand.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004
November 24, 2014
They are “not litigious people,” as Sarah said, but they felt they had a right to sue.Parents Sue for 'Wrongful Birth'
August 17, 2014
Could a director get away with that in these litigious times?‘Exorcist’ Director William Friedkin Tells All in New Memoir
April 17, 2013
The community is both tight-lipped and litigious, a combination that makes it difficult to find people willing to talk about it.Juiciest Bits From Vanity Fair’s Tom Cruise Exposé
September 5, 2012
Authorities believe that the litigious Alcala, who has filed numerous complaints about his care in prison, will fight extradition.A Serial Killer's Final Victims?
January 26, 2011
The general disposition was choleric, pugnacious, litigious.Blood and Iron
John Hubert Greusel
It was not a company to sympathize deeply with such a litigious spirit.Barrington
Charles James Lever
Other claims have been personal or litigious; these are historic.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume XI (of 20)
"He didn't; he said laste," says Kit, who is plainly in a litigious mood.Rossmoyne
The mountaineer is not only a born fighter but he is also litigious by nature and tradition.Our Southern Highlanders
- excessively ready to go to law
- of or relating to litigation
- inclined to dispute or disagree
Word Origin and History for litigious
late 14c., "fond of disputes," from Middle French litigieux and directly from Latin litigiosus "contentious, quarrelsome," from litigium "dispute, strife," related to litigare (see litigation). Meaning "fond of engaging in lawsuits" is from 1620s. Earlier in English than litigate or litigation. Related: Litigiousness.