- Argued; not certain, agreed upon, or accepted.
- The theory, though common, was widely disputed.
- 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide, page 13:
- The etymology of the term Japlish is disputed and contentiously so.
- simple past tense and past participle of
- They disputed the issue loudly and vehemently.