Disputers

dispute

[dih-spyoot]
verb (used without object), disputed, disputing.
1.
to engage in argument or debate.
2.
to argue vehemently; wrangle or quarrel.
verb (used with object), disputed, disputing.
3.
to argue or debate about; discuss.
4.
to argue against; call in question: to dispute a proposal.
5.
to quarrel or fight about; contest.
6.
to strive against; oppose: to dispute an advance of troops.
noun
7.
a debate, controversy, or difference of opinion.
8.
a wrangling argument; quarrel.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English (< Anglo-French, Old French desputer) < Latin disputāre to argue a point, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + putāre to reckon, consider; see putative

disputeless, adjective
disputer, noun
predispute, noun, verb, predisputed, predisputing.
redispute, verb, redisputed, redisputing.
undisputed, adjective
undisputedly, adverb
undisputing, adjective
well-disputed, adjective

dispute, refute.


2. bicker, squabble. 8. disputation, altercation, wrangle, bickering, squabble. See argument.
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dispute
 
vb
1.  to argue, debate, or quarrel about (something)
2.  (tr; may take a clause as object) to doubt the validity, etc, of
3.  (tr) to seek to win; contest for
4.  (tr) to struggle against; resist
 
n
5.  an argument or quarrel
 
[C13: from Late Latin disputāre to contend verbally, from Latin: to discuss, from dis-1 + putāre to think]
 
dis'puter
 
n

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dispute
early 13c., from O.Fr. desputer (12c.), from L. disputare "examine, discuss, argue," from dis- "separately" + putare "to count, consider," originally "to prune" (see pave). Used in Vulgate in sense of "to argue, contend with words." Related: Disputed; disputing.
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