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

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This is a perfect indication of the mood of this convention on the floor," Chancellor told NBC's live TV audience, "fractious, disputatious, discontented, annoyed, mad at the security force and the police here.
In reviving formal talks this month, both panels face the most disputatious agenda: economic and social reforms.
The analyses and arguments on all sides have been fragmented, anecdotal, narrowly focused--and arguably a bit too disputatious, misdirected, and shortsighted.
WHAT I'm writing is certainly disputatious, and will antagonise swarms of your readers.
They could be recruited for the PNWC as volunteer instructors to give the disputatious Americans guidance on respecting authorities.
Often disputatious, never unfair, always insightful, Fr.
In such environments, they display traits of aggressiveness, tension and a disputatious attitude.
Insofar as Krasner is concerned, the putative similarities between her small, patterned paintings circa 1950--almost woven in their effect--and Pollock's gestural allover have been an interpretive chestnut ever since Barbara Rose's canonical Krasner retrospective and monograph in 1983, a notion also taken up in the disputatious 1989 Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith Pollock biography that, perforce, had much to say about Krasner as well.
Many commentators, or people who talk, have imagined that they see a disputatious Church where one part is against the other, doubting even the Holy Spirit, the true promoter and guarantor of the unity and harmony of the Church--the Holy Spirit who throughout history has always guided the barque, through her Ministers, even when the sea was rough and choppy, and the ministers unfaithful and sinners.
Before being promoted by a divided school board to superintendent -- during a disputatious December meeting -- Mr.
Gaon (882-942), who belonged to the second generation of Judeo-Arabic theologians, is unusual in that he excels in both polemic and disputatious thinking and contemplative thinking, says Hegedus (philosophy and religious studies, U.
JIM FOLEY: After months of disputatious back-and-forth between the Deny Republican activist and Jennifer Horn, chair of the state party, over the party's finances, he decides to resign from both his Republican State Committee post as well as chair of the Derry Republican Committee.
Were I of a disputatious bent, however, I might point out that Nau's own definition of conservatism--the belief "that if man cannot govern himself, he has no business governing others"--could be presented as prima facie evidence that his neoconservative or conservative internationalist foreign policy is hardly conservative at all.
No one, I suspect, will deny Vermes's contention that the identity of Jesus was a fluid and often disputatious topic in early Christianity.
Representing disputatious businessmen who move in a highly competitive world is always a challenge as he explained: "Successful businessmen have that heightened competitive edge and can only survive by having this.