disputatious

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disputatious (comparative more disputatious, superlative most disputatious)

  1. Of or relating to something that is in question as to its value or intent.
  2. Inclined to argue or debate; provoking debate.
    • 1864, “Visit of King James to Oxford in 1605: Tobacologia: Date of "Macbeth"”[1], Notes and Queries: 
      He was followed by a disputatious gentleman, who had the temerity to maintain before the royal misocapnist (the Counterblast had not as yet issued from the monarch's lips, but his anti-nicotian prejudices were well known,) the thesis, that "tobacco must needs be good;" proceeding to his proof "by enumeration or induction, because Kings, Princes, Nobles, Earles, Lords, Knights, Gentlemen of all Countries and Nations, reckoning a number, loved it."

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