What does the word disputatious mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Tending or pertaining to disputation.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Disputer.

Usage examples for disputatious

  1. Sandy and Ikey they were, and they were having a disputatious argument together. – A Minstrel In France by Harry Lauder
  2. This fact is confirmed by the undeniable truth, that in societies, which consist of individuals, infidelity is the natural fruit, not so much of a studious and disputatious, as of a dissipated and vicious age. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce
  3. I think it will be conceded by my most disputatious reader, that she could hardly have directed an unfortunate boy to do anything in the wide world more difficult to be done under the circumstances. – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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