AskDefine | Define disputant

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disputant n : a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy [syn: controversialist, eristic]

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  1. A participant in a dispute.


  • 1893, Henry James, Collaboration
    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 in a controversy somewhat acrimonious, on a literary subject, with Herman Heidenmauer, the young composer who had been playing to us divinely a short time before and whom I thought of neither as a disputant nor as an Englishman.




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