1. a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
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How To Use disputant In A Sentence

  • the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the disputants
  • Likewise, the King regularly calls the disputants, his subjects, thou in the singular and you in the plural.
  • Agile disputant though he is, Michael Medved does not convince. Criticize President Obama's Policy, but Not His Motives
  • My disputant admires "Protagoras," an agnostic who believed that "man is the measure of all things. Stories
  • He had not heard of this, and his manner changed in an instant: he was the rational discutient all the rest of the evening, having previously been nothing but a disputant with all the distinctions strongly marked. A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)
  • 'They discorded' indicates that two disputants approached without quite reaching a serious quarrel. Marmion
  • A disputant must decide: Should I bargain with the Devil, or resist? BARGAINING WITH THE DEVIL
  • Even the most hawkish leaders baulked at countenancing a right of pre-emptive action when the world's principal disputants both had nuclear missile submarines designed to evade a surprise attack.
  • _Hugonis Grotii responsio ad quædam ab utroque judicum consessu objecta, ubi multa disputantur de jure summarum potestatum in Hollandiâ The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius Containing a Copious and Circumstantial History of the Several Important and Honourable Negotiations in Which He Was Employed; together with a Critical Account of His Works
  • 'They're bringing it to Thornyhill, where the - er - principal disputants will foregather. THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: THE SANGREAL TRILOGY ONE
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