Definitions for: Disputant


[n] a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy



Webster (1913) Definition: Dis"pu*tant, a. [L. disputants, p. pr. of disputare:
cf. F. disputant. See Dispute, v. i.]
Disputing; engaged in controversy. --Milton.


Dis"pu*tant, n.
One who disputes; one who argues ?? opposition to another;
one appointed to dispute; a controvertist; a reasoner in
opposition.

A singularly eager, acute, and pertinacious disputant.
--Macaulay.

Synonyms: controversialist

See Also: accuser, arguer, caviler, caviller, contester, crusader, debater, denier, human, individual, logomach, logomachist, meliorist, mortal, obstructer, obstructionist, obstructor, person, pettifogger, quarreler, quarreller, quibbler, radical, reformer, reformist, resister, somebody, someone, soul, thwarter

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