I noun adversary, adverse party, antagonist, argumentative person, assailant, belligerent, caviler, combatant, contender, contestant, controversialist, controvertist, discussant, dissenter, litigant, objector, obstructionist, opponent, opposer, oppositionist, polemicist, resister, rival, wrangler II index adversary, apologist, contender, contestant, foe, litigant, opponent, party (litigant), rival

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  • disputant — dis pu*tant, n. One who disputes; one who argues in opposition to another; one appointed to dispute; a controvertist; a reasoner in opposition. [1913 Webster] A singularly eager, acute, and pertinacious disputant. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disputant — dis pu*tant, a. [L. disputants, p. pr. of disputare: cf. F. disputant. See {Dispute}, v. i.] Disputing; engaged in controversy. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disputant — ⇒DISPUTANT, ANTE, part. prés., adj. et subst. masc. I. Part. prés. de disputer. II. Adj. Qui aime à discuter : • Ce serait grand dommage d un si bon cœur et d un si beau talent que de le gaspiller dans de misérables querelles systématiques qui ne …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • disputant — (n.) 1610s, from L. disputantem (nom. disputans), prp. of disputare (see DISPUTE (Cf. dispute)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disputant — [dis′pyo͞o tənt, di spyo͞ot′ nt] adj. [L disputans, prp. of disputare] disputing n. a person who disputes or debates …   English World dictionary

  • disputant — /di spyooht nt/, n. 1. a person who disputes; debater. adj. 2. engaged in dispute; disputing. [1605 15; < L disputant (s. of disputans, prp. of disputare), equiv. to disput (see DISPUTE) + ant ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • disputant — noun /dəˈspjutənt,dɪˈspjuː.tənt/ A participant in a dispute. One of the liveliest scenes of the performance was the evening, last winter, on which I became aware that one of my compatriots – an American, my good friend Alfred Bonus – was engaged… …   Wiktionary

  • disputant — dispute ► VERB 1) argue about. 2) question the truth or validity of (a statement or fact). 3) compete for; battle to win. ► NOUN 1) an argument. 2) a disagreement between management and employees that leads to industrial action. DERIVA …   English terms dictionary

  • disputant — noun Date: 1593 one that is engaged in a dispute …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Disputant — Dis|pu|tạnt 〈m. 16; selten〉 Teilnehmer an einem Disput [<lat. disputans „erörternd, abhandelnd“ <disputare „erörtern, abhandeln“] * * * Dis|pu|tạnt, der; en, en [zu lat. disputans (Gen.: disputantis), 1. Part. von: disputare, ↑… …   Universal-Lexikon

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