disputatious

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 disputatious — I adjective argumentative, bickering, cantankerous, captious, competitive, contentious, contrary, controversial, debatable, dialectic, discordant, discrepant, disputable, disputative, dissenting, dissentious, divided, fractious, hostile,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 disputatious — [adj] argumentative cantankerous, captious, caviling, contentious, controversial, dissentious, litigious, polemical, pugnacious, quarrelsome; concepts 401,542 Ant. agreeable, calm, peaceful …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 disputatious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) fond of argument. 2) (of an argument or situation) motivated by or causing strong opinions. DERIVATIVES disputatiously adverb disputatiousness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 disputatious — [dis pyo͞ot′ə tivdis΄pyo͞o tā′shəs] adj. inclined to dispute; fond of arguing; contentious: also disputative [dis pyo͞ot′ə tiv] disputatiously adv. disputatiousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Disputatious — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Disputatious (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on disputatious instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/disputatious …

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  • 7 disputatious — disputatiously, adv. disputatiousness, n. /dis pyoo tay sheuhs/, adj. fond of or given to disputation; argumentative; contentious: disputatious litigants. Also, disputative /di spyooh teuh tiv/. [1650 60; DISPUTATI(ON) + OUS] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 disputatious — adjective Date: 1660 1. a. inclined to dispute b. marked by disputation 2. provoking debate ; controversial • disputatiously adverb • disputatiousness …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 disputatious — adjective a) Of or relating to something that is in question as to its value or intent. b) Inclined to argue or debate; provoking debate. Syn: argumentative, contentious, quarrelsome …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 disputatious — Synonyms and related words: aggressive, argumental, argumentative, bellicose, belligerent, bickering, cat and dog, cat and doggish, combative, complaining, contentious, controversial, dialectic, disputing, dissentient, dissenting, divisive,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 disputatious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. contentious, argumentative, captious; see quarrelsome 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Given to arguing: argumentative, combative, contentious, eristic, litigious, polemic, polemical, quarrelsome, scrappy. See… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 disputatious — dis|pu|ta|tious [ˌdıspjuˈteıʃəs] adj formal tending to argue = ↑argumentative …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 disputatious — dis·pu ta·tious || ‚dɪspjÉ™ teɪʃəs / jÊŠ adj. argumentative, fond of debate …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 disputatious — adjective fond of having arguments. Derivatives disputatiously adverb disputatiousness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 disputatious — a. Cavilling, captious, contentious, quarrelsome, polemical …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 disputatious — adjective formal tending to argue; argumentative disputatiously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 disputatious — adj argumentative, dissentious, contentious, disputative; fractious, captious, discordant; logomachical, polemical, controversial; testy, hotheaded, irascible; quarrelsome, querulous, cantankerous, bickering; litigious …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 18 disputatious — dis·pu·ta·tious …

    English syllables

  • 19 disputatious — dis•pu•ta•tious [[t]ˌdɪs pyʊˈteɪ ʃəs[/t]] also dis•put•a•tive [[t]dɪˈspyu tə tɪv[/t]] adj. fond of or given to disputation; argumentative; contentious • Etymology: 1650–60 dis pu•ta′tious•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 disputatious — /dɪspjuˈteɪʃəs/ (say dispyooh tayshuhs) adjective given to disputation; argumentative; contentious. Also, disputative /dɪsˈpjutətɪv/ (say dis pyoohtuhtiv). –disputatiously, adverb –disputatiousness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary