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ar·gu·men·ta·tive

 (är′gyə-mĕn′tə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Given to arguing; disputatious.
2. Of or characterized by argument: an argumentative discourse.

ar′gu·men′ta·tive·ly adv.
ar′gu·men′ta·tive·ness n.
Synonyms: argumentative, contentious, disputatious, quarrelsome, scrappy2
These adjectives mean given to or characterized by arguing: an argumentative child; a contentious mood; a disputatious scholar; a quarrelsome drinker; a scrappy exchange.

argumentative

(ˌɑːɡjʊˈmɛntətɪv)
adj
1. given to arguing; contentious
2. characterized by argument; controversial
ˌarguˈmentatively adv
ˌarguˈmentativeness n

ar•gu•men•ta•tive

(ˌɑr gyəˈmɛn tə tɪv)

adj.
1. fond of or given to argument; disputatious.
2. causing argument; controversial.
[1635–45]
ar`gu•men′ta•tive•ly, adv.
ar`gu•men′ta•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.argumentative - given to or characterized by argumentargumentative - given to or characterized by argument; "an argumentative discourse"; "argumentative to the point of being cantankerous"; "an intelligent but argumentative child"
unargumentative - not given to or characterized by argument

argumentative

argumentative

adjective
Translations
جَدَلي
svárlivývyhledávající spory
diskussionslysten
vitakedvelõ
òrætugjarn
kavgacımünakaşacı

argumentative

[ˌɑːgjʊˈmentətɪv] ADJ [person] → amigo de las discusiones, discutidor

argumentative

[ˌɑːrgjʊˈmɛntətɪv] adj [person] → ergoteur/euse

argumentative

adj personstreitsüchtig

argumentative

[ˌɑːgjʊˈmɛntətɪv] adjpolemico/a

argue

(ˈaːgjuː) verb
1. (with with someone, about something) to quarrel with (a person) or discuss (something) with a person in a not very friendly way. I'm not going to argue; Will you children stop arguing with each other about whose toy that is!
2. (with for, ~against) to suggest reasons for or for not doing something. I argued for/against accepting the plan.
3. (with into, ~out of) to persuade (a person) (not) to do something. I'll try to argue him into going; He argued her out of buying the dress.
4. to discuss, giving one's reasoning. She argued the point very cleverly.
ˈarguable adjective
able to be put forward in argument. It is arguable that he would have been better to go.
ˈargument noun
1. a quarrel or unfriendly discussion. They are having an argument about/over whose turn it is.
2. a set of reasons; a piece of reasoning. The argument for/against going; a philosophical argument.
ˌarguˈmentative (-ˈmentətiv) adjective
fond of arguing.
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Despite objections from the prosecution, on the grounds that the defence was badgering the witness, the court allowed the question.
Prosecutors objected to Ms Al Hawaj's questions, saying she was badgering the witness and directing accusations instead of asking questions.