V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. disagreeable, quarrelsome, or likely to enter into disputes; 2. controversial

Synonyms: quarrelsome, contentious, disagreeable, argumentative, litigious, controversial

Antonyms: agreeable, peaceable

Tips: Disputatious is related to the word dispute (v. argue, n. argument). Disputatious is usually used to describe an argumentative person or someone's argumentative mood.

Usage Examples:

Our disputatious neighbor is always finding something to complain and argue about. (quarrelsome, contentious)

His disputatious nature led him to take contrary positions on a host of issues, more because he liked to provoke and debate others than because he actually believed in them. (argumentative, quarrelsome)

A lifetime of foolhardy mistakes helped to quiet John's disputatious disposition. (disagreeable, contentious)

I don't want to go out to dinner with him, because he has a tendency to be disputatious, and I hate arguing in public. (quarrelsome, argumentative)

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