disputatious


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • adj

Synonyms for disputatious

Synonyms for disputatious

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

References in periodicals archive ?
This is not just "America First," but "America Alone." It's a posture that portends turbulence, or even war in the Middle East; a Europe no longer able to believe that the West can present a united front; and a United States losing the store of trust and affection on which it has been able, even in disputatious times, to count.
He taught English at schools in Kent and Essex and continued to live in Britain Robert Bush in The Guardian described him as 'a great friend, a man of immense intellectual power, endlessly disputatious, with passions that brooked no compromise.'
"We, all of us are, and each and every one of us is," writes Li-Young Lee, "a member of one of the most violent, destructive, desirous, disputatious, creative, innovative, loving, tender, hateful, brute, reflective, imitative, cowardly, irrational, reasoning, unconscious, insensitive, and visionary species on the planet." In Lee's poem "God Is Burning," he reminds us that "Cain was my brother, / and so was Abel" (page 17).
In the disputatious politics of Glasgow University Muir stood closer to John Anderson--'Jolly Jack Phosphorus'--a marginal and estranged member of the professoriate who eventually left money in his will to found the Andersonian Institution, the future University of Strathclyde.
Instead, he maintains, this relationship was ever-changing, often disputatious, and seldom reducible to simple formulae.
The initial disputatious Facebook posting has in the meantime been deleted.
To be sure, Kitaj's hyper-cathexis with Mitteleuropaisch Jewishness would be a teetering superstructure that easily invited disputatious derision--the assertion that his work claimed too much and offered too little to see.
Cox likens the "disputatious history" of legal discussions about corporate responsibility to early church Trinitarian debates that were settled, he says, by Hilary of Poitier's notion of perichoresis or permanent reciprocity among the three persons.
When it was first enacted, you approached the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or Obamacare) like so many other disputatious topics, with mixed feelings.
An additional reason to limit our use of "conservative" is that some members of our sample, particularly some disputatious libertarians (but perhaps I repeat myself), do not like being called conservative.
The Disputatious Caribbean: The West Indies in the Seventeenth Century.
"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."
This move to historicize Emerson speaks directly to the theoretical methodology employed throughout Miles of Stare: a convincing assertion that the problem of literary vision was "driven less by consensus or a shared exceptionalist ideology and more by shared questions whose answers are significantly disputatious and provisional" (10).
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.