Word of the DaySaturday, January 18, 2014
\li-TIJ-uhs\ , adjective;
inclined to dispute or disagree; argumentative.
of or pertaining to litigation.
excessively or readily inclined to litigate: a litigious person.
He was concerned to see so litigious a temper in men.
-- Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews, 1742
Canada, in so many ways, seemed superior to America anyway. Canada was saner, more tolerant, friendlier, safer, less litigious.
-- Richard Ford, A Multitude of Sins, 2002
Litigious is derived from the Latin word lītigi meaning "a quarrel."
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