Disputatiousness
Disputatious Dis`pu*ta"tious, a. Inclined to dispute; apt to civil or controvert; characterized by dispute; as, a disputatious person or temper. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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