litigiousness litigiousness

Definition(s):

  • (n) a quarrelsome disposition to engage in or carry on lawsuits

Usage(s):

  1. That happened in 1987, and the tide of petty American litigiousness has kept on rising to new, absurd heights.
  2. All this may seem enviable to Americans besieged by high crime and bogged down in litigiousness.
  3. But a climate of increased litigiousness and confrontation, along with a lack of money, has made the task tougher.

Quotes

  1. "The first commitment will be to rebuild a spirit of solidarity and a consensus on the goals needed for the country to move forward, and that means lowering the level of tension and litigiousness," Prodi said.
    on May 17, 2006 By: Romano Prodi Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "The spirit of litigiousness, the spirit of Cain and Abel ...... threaten to bring the SCLC to an untimely demise," Hutchins said.
    on Apr 16, 2010 By: Markel Hutchins Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

  3. The purpose of an annulment procedure "is not to uselessly complicate the lives of the faithful nor even less to exacerbate litigiousness, but only to serve the truth," Pope Benedict said.
    on Jan 30, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Catholic News Service

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