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 disputative In A Sentence

  • The tranquility of Birch's daytime views hardly characterized the disputative climate surrounding the building, then and later.
  • He's not running for governor and, although Jews are known for their disputative zest, the Reb doesn't look like he spends much time with people who disagree with him. Alfred Gingold: Bei Mir Bist Du Strange
  • On the subject of selection, it was a very disputative process.
  • Pangloss, who was as inquisitive as he was disputative, asked him what was the name of the mufti who was lately strangled. Don’t Just Do Something–Stand There! | Heretical Ideas Magazine
  • In his writing, he often encased the word "bubble" in disputative quotation marks -- as if to challenge the notion that any market rise could be excessive. The credit bubble, the recession and what the Federal Reserve should have done
  • The conversation ere long recommenced in a more general form, though still in a somewhat disputative tone. Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte
  • At least my wife has recalled it on more than one disputative occasion. Starr Gazing: Why The Raiders Will Win
  • In a complex society, no matter how much one may desire to avoid the disputative aspect of life, occasions do arise where legal services become indispensable for survival.
  • The relevant disputative discriminator here was Dr McBain.
  • At home, school and college, he acquired scholarly and disputative skills of a very high order.
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