disputatious Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
    combative; contentious; litigious; disputative.
    • a style described as abrasive and contentious
    • a disputatious lawyer
    • a litigious and acrimonious spirit


Dis`pu*ta"tious adjective
  1. 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.

Webster 1913