• (Canada) IPA: /dəˈspjutənt/
  • (British) IPA: /dɪˈspjuː.tənt/

disputant (plural disputants)

  1. A participant in a dispute.
    • 1893, Henry James, Collaboration [https://web.archive.org/web/20061013012124/http://www.henryjames.org.uk/collab/CLtext.htm]
      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.


  1. Disputing; engaged in controversy.

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