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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.
References in classic literature ?
Miss Bates's powerful, argumentative mind might have strengthened yours.
Lorry opened his hands, and extended them outwards with an argumentative smile.
Micawber, in her argumentative tone, 'to be the Caesar of his own fortunes.
The more I made faces and gestures to him to do it, the more confidential, argumentative, and polite, he persisted in being to Me.
Some said Marner must have been in a "fit", a word which seemed to explain things otherwise incredible; but the argumentative Mr.
Trefusis, enraged, wrote an argumentative letter to the "Times," which was not inserted, a sarcastic one to the trades-union, which did no good, and a fierce one to the employers, who threatened to take an action for libel.
A direct and categorical negative has something in the appearance of it more harsh, and more apt to irritate, than the mere suggestion of argumentative objections to be approved or disapproved by those to whom they are addressed.
But during this argumentative time the de- sire to deal blows seemed to pass, although they said much to each other.
Besides, he had that mental combination which is at once humble in the region of mystery and keen in the region of knowledge: it was the depth of his reverence quite as much as his hard common sense which gave him his disinclination to doctrinal religion, and he often checked Seth's argumentative spiritualism by saying, "Eh, it's a big mystery; thee know'st but little about it.
His voice, always very mild and interrogative, gradually became as soft and as tenderly argumentative as if he had been talking to a much-loved child.
Before a fortnight was over, Baxter admitted ruefully that M'Leod was better than most firms in the business: We buyers were coy, argumentative, shocked at the price of Holmescroft, inquisitive, and cold by turns, but Mr.
it was a proof that she did not think the idea would come to me, her having determined to suggest it herself in that practical, argumentative, heroic way, in which the timidity however had been so much more striking than the boldness that her reasons appeared to come first and her feelings afterward.