One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘He disagreed with them when necessary, not disputatiously or contentiously, but with a desire to persuade.’
- ‘Previously our laws and precedents were carried in lawyers’ heads, and passed on verbatim and (we guess) disputatiously.’
- ‘These were, of course, peak years for Abstract Expressionism, disputatiously called ‘action painting.’’
- ‘When I share something of the way that I think, and you basically (arrogantly and disputatiously) call me a liar, the conversation is over.’
- ‘Each account differs wildly and quite disputatiously - and quite uniquely each of the principals insists that they were the one who conducted the murder.’
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