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disputant (n.)

"one who argues in opposition to another," 1610s, from noun use of Latin disputantem (nominative disputans), present participle of disputare "weigh, examine, discuss, argue, explain" (see dispute (v.)).

updated on September 01, 2018

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Definitions of disputant from WordNet

disputant (n.)
a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy;
Synonyms: controversialist / eristic
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