disputatious

[dis-pyoo-tey-shuhs]
adjective
fond of or given to disputation; argumentative; contentious: disputatious litigants.
Also, disputative [dih-spyoo-tuh-tiv] .


Origin:
1650–60; disputati(on) + -ous

disputatiously, adverb
disputatiousness, noun
nondisputatious, adjective
nondisputatiously, adverb
nondisputatiousness, noun
undisputatious, adjective
undisputatiously, adverb
undisputatiousness, noun
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disputatious or disputative (ˌdɪspjʊˈteɪʃəs, dɪˈspjuːtətɪv)
 
adj
inclined to argument
 
disputative or disputative
 
adj
 
dispu'tatiously or disputative
 
adv
 
dis'putatively or disputative
 
adv
 
dispu'tatiousness or disputative
 
n
 
dis'putativeness or disputative
 
n

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But he was possessed of an irascible temper, and was naturally disputatious.
The bishops' conference may be less disputatious than its predecessors.
The anti-war doves, as will be seen, form a growing and disputatious camp.
We have a community of smart, thoughtful, often disputatious people who are
  grounded in reality.
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