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.
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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