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[li-tij-uh s] /lɪˈtɪdʒ əs/

of or relating to .
excessively or readily inclined to litigate:
a litigious person.
inclined to dispute or disagree; argumentative.
excessively ready to go to law
of or relating to litigation
inclined to dispute or disagree

late 14c., “fond of disputes,” from Middle French litigieux and directly from Latin litigiosus “contentious, quarrelsome,” from litigium “dispute, strife,” related to litigare (see litigation). Meaning “fond of engaging in lawsuits” is from 1620s. Earlier in English than litigate or litigation. Related: Litigiousness.


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