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Meaning of DISPUTANT

Pronunciation:  di'spyootnt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
 

DISPUTANT is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: controversialist
 
 See Also: accuser, arguer, caviler, caviller, contester, crusader, debater, denier, human, individual, logomach, logomachist, meliorist, mortal, obstructer, obstructionist, obstructor, person, pettifogger, quarreler, quarreller, quibbler, radical, reformer, reformist, resister, somebody, someone, soul, thwarter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dis"pu*tant\, a. [L. disputants, p. pr. of disputare:
    cf. F. disputant. See {Dispute}, v. i.]
    Disputing; engaged in controversy. --Milton.
    
    
  2. \Dis"pu*tant\, n.
    One who disputes; one who argues ?? opposition to another;
    one appointed to dispute; a controvertist; a reasoner in
    opposition.
    
          A singularly eager, acute, and pertinacious disputant.
                                                   --Macaulay.
    
    
 
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