Inclined to dispute more likely to civil or controvert characterized by dispute as a disputatious individual or mood
- inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to take part in legislation fits
- Inclined to dispute; apt to civil or controvert; characterized by dispute; as, a disputatious person or temper.
(a.) Inclined to dispute; likely to civil or controvert; characterized by dispute; as, a disputatious person or temperament.
Again, as the Socratics - Plato himself, when he established himself at the Academy, being no exception - were, like their master, educators rather than philosophers, and in their teaching laid especial stress upon discussion, they, too, were doubtless regarded as sophists, not by Isocrates only, but by their contemporaries in general; and it may be conjectured that the disputatious tendencies of the Megarian school made it all the more difficult for Plato and others to secure a proper appreciation of the difference between dialectic, or discussion with a view to the discovery of truth, and eristic, or discussion with a view to victory.