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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disputatious  \Dis`pu*ta"tious\,  a. 
  Inclined  to  dispute;  apt  to  civil  or  controvert; 
  characterized  by  dispute;  as  a  disputatious  person  or 
  temper. 
 
  The  Christian  doctrine  of  a  future  life  was  no 
  recommendation  of  the  new  religion  to  the  wits  and 
  philosophers  of  that  disputations  period. 
  --Buckminster. 
  --  {Dis`pu*ta"tious*ly},  adv  --  {Dis`pu*ta"tious*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disputatious 
  adj  :  inclined  or  showing  an  inclination  to  dispute  or  disagree, 
  even  to  engage  in  law  suits;  "a  style  described  as 
  abrasive  and  contentious";  "a  disputatious  lawyer";  "a 
  litigious  and  acrimonious  spirit"  [syn:  {contentious}, 
  {disputative},  {litigious}] 




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