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Meaning of DISPUTATIOUS

Pronunciation:  `dispyû'teyshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits; "a style described as abrasive and contentious"; "a disputatious lawyer"; "a litigious and acrimonious spirit"
 

DISPUTATIOUS is a 12 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: argumentative, contentious, disputative, litigious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis`pu*ta"tious\, a.
Inclined to dispute; apt to civil or controvert;
characterized by dispute; as, a disputatious person or
temper.

      The Christian doctrine of a future life was no
      recommendation of the new religion to the wits and
      philosophers of that disputations period.
                                               --Buckminster.
-- {Dis`pu*ta"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Dis`pu*ta"tious*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aggressive, argumental, argumentative, bellicose, belligerent, bickering, cat-and-dog, cat-and-doggish, combative, complaining, contentious, controversial, dialectic, disputing, dissentient, dissenting, divisive, eristic, factional, factious, fractious, ill-humored, irascible, irritable, litigious, logomachic, noncooperative, objecting, obstructive, on the barricades, partisan, pilpulistic, polarizing, polemic, polemical, pro and con, proof against, protesting, pugnacious, quarrelsome, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, reluctant, renitent, repellent, resistant, resisting, resistive, retardant, retardative, scrappy, shrewish, uncooperative, unsubmissive, unyielding, up in arms, withstanding, wrangling
 

 

 

 

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