Even in repose there was about him something talkative and disputatious.
Those who are skilled (in the Tao) do not dispute (about it); the disputatious are not skilled in it.
Liberty there was, but it was a disputatious, an uncertain, an ill-secured liberty.
He had a rather mad look in his eye and a disputatious manner.
He is generally arrogant, disputatious, autocratic, ...