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synonyms for disputatious

  • cantankerous
  • captious
  • caviling
  • contentious
  • controversial
  • dissentious
  • litigious
  • polemical
  • pugnacious
  • quarrelsome
See also synonyms for: disputatiousness

antonyms for disputatious

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  • agreeable
  • calm
  • peaceful
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How to use disputatious in a sentence

The pronunciation of the word puzzles the visitor, and even the natives grow gently disputatious on the subject.
THE RIVERS OF GREAT BRITAIN: RIVERS OF THE EAST COASTVARIOUS
I believe one great source of our concord is, that neither he nor I are disputatious, which is not the case with any of them.
LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF DAVID HUME, VOLUME II (OF 2)JOHN HILL BURTON
He says that the Sophist is a disputatious man who challenges every one for speaking falsehood.
PLATO AND THE OTHER COMPANIONS OF SOKRATES, 3RD ED. VOLUME III (OF 4)GEORGE GROTE
But the wisdom of the Greeks was professional and disputatious, and thus most adverse to the investigation of truth.
NOVUM ORGANUMFRANCIS BACON
He is generally arrogant, disputatious, autocratic, and ambitious.
SIMON EICHELKATZ; THE PATRIARCHULRICH FRANK
That disputatious Scotchman in the second Row with Spectacles, and—teeth.
LETTERS OF EDWARD FITZGERALD TO FANNY KEMBLE (1871-1883)EDWARD FITZGERALD
But we put in a lot of things that seem to me to be merely disputatious, and we didn't write it in the best form.
THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF WALTER H. PAGE, VOLUME IIBURTON J. HENDRICK
But the authority of the encyclopedia gave his naturally disputatious nature a stimulus not to be resisted.
THE SKIPPER AND THE SKIPPEDHOLMAN DAY
Judgments become too refined and men tend to become merely disputatious and subtle.
THE HOLY EARTHL. H. BAILEY
I had sate down sulky and discontented, and disposed to be silent—the wine rendered me loquacious, disputatious, and quarrelsome.
ROB ROY, VOLUME 1., ILLUSTRATEDSIR WALTER SCOTT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DISPUTATIOUS

  • belligerent
  • combative
  • contentious
  • contrary
  • controversial
  • disputatious
  • factious
  • fire-eating
  • having a chip on one's shoulder
  • litigious
  • opinionated
  • pugnacious
  • quarrelsome
  • salty
  • scrappy
  • spiky
  • touchy
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