litigiousness

litigious

[li-tij-uhs]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to litigation.
2.
excessively or readily inclined to litigate: a litigious person.
3.
inclined to dispute or disagree; argumentative.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin lītigiōsus contentious, equivalent to lītigi(um) a quarrel (see litigant, -ium) + -ōsus -ous

litigiously, adverb
litigiousness, litigiosity [li-tij-ee-os-i-tee] , noun
nonlitigious, adjective
nonlitigiously, adverb
nonlitigiousness, noun
unlitigious, adjective
unlitigiously, adverb
unlitigiousness, noun


3. contentious, disputatious, quarrelsome.
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litigious (lɪˈtɪdʒəs)
 
adj
1.  excessively ready to go to law
2.  of or relating to litigation
3.  inclined to dispute or disagree
 
[C14: from Latin lītigiōsus quarrelsome, from lītigium strife]
 
li'tigiously
 
adv
 
li'tigiousness
 
n

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litigious
late 14c., "fond of disputes," from L. 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 (q.v.).
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