disputatious


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Synonyms for disputatious

Synonyms for disputatious

inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

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Pakistan's civilian leaders have raised their voices as active and disputatious interlocutors on regional affairs and, by gradually removing foreign affairs from the almost exclusive domain of the military, have vested sovereignty more firmly in Parliament.
grow up and live in this relatively permissive, often disputatious,
Like Goshen College's rather different action concerning the national anthem, Roth's proposal for new patterns of Mennonite cultural engagement should be understood as the sort of concrete reform efforts around which the church's disputatious negotiations can become theologically fertile and communally formative.
In having stressed the prominent role played by the three Roman soldiers whose voice is generally disputatious, and though still somewhat at odds with itself when the drama ends, it appears reasonable to find the play's "most important character" is the singular, divided voice of the Roman soldiers, a paradoxical voice, divisive yet unifying.
What is, thematically, evil turning in on itself, being schismatic and disputatious, becomes, on the level of articulation, a deepening novelistic effect yielding a multiplicity of psychological planes.
Bland's contemporary, the much loved but disputatious Rev.
MOST AMERICANS FIND today's disputatious politics, egged on by the strident voices of cable television, unsavory and unhelpful.
By its dictionary definition, "polemical" writing is simply writing that is self-consciously disputatious.
Lukacs is referring to statements that do not fit into the image of the "consequent and disputatious materialist Buchner"--as for example a passage from a March 1835 letter to the coeditor of Danton's Death, Karl Gutzkow, in which Buchner rants: "Fatten the peasants and the revolution gets apoplexy.
Although the media have relished these barbs (which, in light of the men's disputatious relationship, are remarkably mild, not to mention prescient), A Journey is not the prototypical, score-settling political memoir.
To non-Scholastics, this looks like philosophy playing second fiddle to religious doctrine and dogma, albeit in contexts that were often argumentative and disputatious.
That's the moment to cross the ideological floor, denounce your once courageous but now sadly sheep-like former comrades, and get some new fill in your disputatious sails.
Pampered, overpaid, unmotivated, disputatious, self-absorbed and quite lacking in national pride they seemed to many French to reflect so much of what is wrong with the situation at the top in France itself, more than that, of the loss of morale which is general.
During a heated political debate in Kiernan's pub, in which the more than usually disputatious Bloom defends his doctrine of non-violence and universal love, his identity and status continue to baffle the narrow-minded Dubliners: "Is he a jew or a gentile or a holy Roman or a swaddler or what the hell is he?
Fenty quickly pushed through legislation that abolished the disputatious school board, won Rhee the authority to fire hundreds of central-office workers, and "has not flinched once through any of this, never," she says.