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[ UK /dɪspjuːtˈe‍ɪʃəs/ ]
  1. inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
    a style described as abrasive and contentious
    a litigious and acrimonious spirit
    a disputatious lawyer
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How To Use disputatious In A Sentence

  • A more accurate portrayal than Carley's would be that of an arrogant and disputatious Soviet side insisting on extreme demands and refusing to reach an agreement based on conditions that Western leaders could responsibly have met.
  • This, of course, is a vast improvement on those forlorn days when a few disputatious souls insisted that only soldiers had died in the war.
  • This disputatious dozen, unexpectedly propelled to Europe on the back of a tin-pot protest group grown suddenly large, claim they will rubbish Europe and everything it stands for.
  • Similarly it is not possible to say whether the English are shown to be a nation vindicated by the god of battles or a band of disputatious mercenaries who simply get lucky.
  • Chirac has been lofted to a pinnacle of popularity, with virtually no public dissent, even from France's normally disputatious intellectuals.
  • Today, they contend, those qualities have been eclipsed “by the hypertrophied commercial individualism of the age of extremes” — as high-altitude adventure has become high-tech, it has become compromised, disputatious, even nihilistic. Cover to Cover
  • She wasn't going to have a man trying to rule her, or upsetting her delicate balancing act with the disputatious factions of her court and council; nor would she have a son grow up to become a focus of opposition.
  • It is one of the many places where America's policy elite is working with its customary disputatious energy to shape national strategy.
  • The various choral groups that continually comment upon and sometimes mix in with the action are now more in line with the disputatious aesthetic factions of the original, and all the better for it.
  • a disputatious lawyer
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