Definition of disputative in US English:

disputative

adjective

  • See disputation

    • ‘In a complex society, no matter how much one may desire to avoid the disputative aspect of life, occasions do arise where legal services become indispensable for survival.’
    • ‘The relevant disputative discriminator here was Dr McBain.’
    • ‘At home, school and college, he acquired scholarly and disputative skills of a very high order.’
    • ‘The tranquility of Birch's daytime views hardly characterized the disputative climate surrounding the building, then and later.’
    • ‘On the subject of selection, it was a very disputative process.’

Pronunciation

disputative

/-ˈpyo͞otətiv/