Part of speech: adjective

Engaged in controversy; disputing.

Part of speech: noun

One who disputes.

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Usage examples "disputant":

  1. " It will be a bad lookout indeed for the logic and rhetoric of Alexandria if an old professor and disputant cannot succeed in turning a young girl's resolutions upside down. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. What was the use of arguing with such a disputant? - "The Case of Richard Meynell", Mrs. Humphrey Ward.
  3. If any disputant, by supposing ellipses, will make objectives of what I call nominatives absolute, so be it; but I insist that interjections, in fact, never " require" or " govern" one case more than an other. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.