argufier


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ar·gu·fy

 (är′gyə-fī′)
v. ar·gu·fied, ar·gu·fy·ing, ar·gu·fies Chiefly Southern US
v.tr.
To dispute (a point).
v.intr.
To argue aimlessly.

ar′gu·fi′er n.

argufier

(ˈɑːɡjʊˌfaɪə)
n
a person who argufies
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Ralph Wood describes the Oxford don as "a hale and bluff argufier. He engaged his students at Magdalen College with an intellectual fierceness that many of them found forbidding, and he delighted in confronting his debating opponents with rationalist rigor at the Oxford Socratic Club" (315-16).
Lewis, by contrast, was a hale and bluff argufier. He engaged his students at Magdalen College with an intellectual fierceness that many of them found forbidding, and he delighted in confronting his debating opponents with rationalist rigor at the Oxford Socratic Club.
Orual is a finely trained argufier who has been schooled by her learned Greek tutor, the Fox.