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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.
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The quality or state of being argumentative:
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I felt all the dogged argumentativeness of my nature awake within me as I answered him, "I am satisfied that Lucy's body is not in that coffin, but that only proves one thing.
Symptoms such as anxiety, emotional stress, nervous complaints, nausea, headaches, instability, argumentativeness, sexual impotency, changes in mood, increase in social conflicts, as well as general psychiatric disorders have been linked to incessant exposure to noise (Berglund et al.
Aggressive communication and informational reception apprehension: The influence of listening anxiety and intellectual inflexibility on trait argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness.
This may be accomplished by modifying the committee notes to diminish the risk of argumentativeness, through judicial conferences, and perhaps Rule 611 itself to maximize the coherence of evidence.
Adolescent storm and stress is manifested by a number of specific behaviors like, argumentativeness, disobedience, breaking rules and norms, impulsiveness, recklessness, involvement in different risky activities etc.
Their exclusivity meant they were sealed against outsiders and intolerant of diversity; their "ascriptive" basis in a "given" identity (blood, race, religion) inured them to voluntary identities and held in check [the freedom to choose] social relations or join contrived social groupings at will; the hierarchical structure and dependency on charismatic leadership of traditional communities rendered them inegalitarian and resistant to social mobility; and their personalistic, noncontractual mode of relations rendered them prone to prejudice, gossip, argumentativeness, and corruption.
In fact, the idea of argumentativeness and contrariness being "Jewish" characteristics is more familiar from American than Hungarian popular culture.
A second line of research that in retrospect dealt with argument stakes was some early work relating argumentativeness to beliefs about arguing (Rancer, Baukus, & Infante, 1985; Rancer, Kosberg, & Baukus, 1992).
Jaffa's erudition was as legendary as his argumentativeness.
The literature reveals not only unusual analytical and comparative thoroughness but also unusual competitive relentlessness and interpersonal rhetorical argumentativeness.
Signs of ineffective coping in aviators include denial, defensiveness, over-sensitivity to criticism, argumentativeness, arrogance and chronic interpersonal problems.
Concessivity relations are presented, especially in formal speech, as an important rhetorical strategy aimed at argumentativeness, since in more informal speeches, adversative relations appear with greater strength (cf.