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litigious

[li-tij-uh s] /lɪˈtɪdʒ əs/
adjective
1.
of or relating to litigation.
2.
excessively or readily inclined to litigate:
a litigious person.
3.
inclined to dispute or disagree; argumentative.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin lītigiōsus contentious, equivalent to lītigi(um) a quarrel (see litigant, -ium) + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
litigiously, adverb
litigiousness, litigiosity
[li-tij-ee-os-i-tee] /lɪˌtɪdʒ iˈɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
nonlitigious, adjective
nonlitigiously, adverb
nonlitigiousness, noun
unlitigious, adjective
unlitigiously, adverb
unlitigiousness, noun
Synonyms
3. contentious, disputatious, quarrelsome.
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British Dictionary definitions for litigiousness

litigious

/lɪˈtɪdʒəs/
adjective
1.
excessively ready to go to law
2.
of or relating to litigation
3.
inclined to dispute or disagree
Derived Forms
litigiously, adverb
litigiousness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin lītigiōsus quarrelsome, from lītigium strife
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Word Origin and History for litigiousness

litigious

adj.

late 14c., "fond of disputes," from Middle French litigieux and directly from Latin litigiosus "contentious, quarrelsome," from litigium "dispute, strife," related to litigare (see litigation). Meaning "fond of engaging in lawsuits" is from 1620s. Earlier in English than litigate or litigation. Related: Litigiousness.

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