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litigious

[ li-tij-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF litigious

Synonyms for litigious

  • belligerent
  • combative
  • contentious
  • argumentative
  • disputable
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The general disposition was choleric, pugnacious, litigious.

It was not a company to sympathize deeply with such a litigious spirit.

Other claims have been personal or litigious; these are historic.

"He didn't; he said laste," says Kit, who is plainly in a litigious mood.

The mountaineer is not only a born fighter but he is also litigious by nature and tradition.

He was not litigious, but there was no evading the perfectness of his contracts.

He laughed at the colonist of Carthage, whom he pretended to recognize among thousands by his litigious spirit and bad faith.

I am far from thinking that we ought, in our dealings with such a people as the Chinese, to be litigious on points of etiquette.

For a litigious, quarrelsome, fighting animal, man is very fond of peace.

When any litigious suits fell out, he would always stop them and prevent people's going to law.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "fond of disputes," from Middle French litigieux and directly from Latin litigiosus "contentious, quarrelsome," from litigium "dispute, strife," related to litigare (see litigation). Meaning "fond of engaging in lawsuits" is from 1620s. Earlier in English than litigate or litigation. Related: Litigiousness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LITIGIOUS

argumentative

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

eristic

adjectiveargumentative
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