Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to argumentatively: advisability


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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.argumentatively - in a disputatious mannerargumentatively - in a disputatious manner    
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
When he began proving anything, or talking argumentatively and calmly and she, led on by his example, began to do the same, she knew that they were on the verge of a quarrel.
Let us see,' returned the Swiss, argumentatively turning his cigar between his lips.
'Yes, but hang it,' says Wegg argumentatively, 'a well-governed mind can be soured sitting!
Micawber, argumentatively. 'It is clear that a family of six, not including a domestic, cannot live upon air.'
'O' course you air,' said Sam argumentatively. 'It's like puttin' gas in a balloon.
When a difficult person is becoming argumentatively berserk, just listen.
Argumentatively, this work builds on Foucault's notion of power and biopolitics and Agamben's "bare life" thesis.
Nonetheless, due to Lobdell's own religious background, the subject does recur quite frequently--though simply, as one might expect by this point, in a meditative way, rather than argumentatively. The fourth chapter, "Writing the 'Chronicles' and Realizing the World of Dragons," delves into "real" and "unreal" elements in fantasy literature, Lewis's gift for description, and the mix of past and present in his writing.
Miller and Pessoa's earlier work (2016b) alerted us to the need to be explicit about when and how to write descriptively and when and how to write analytically and argumentatively when writing a case analysis.
This very tenuous and abstract chain linking "the aesthetic" and a democratic political imagination is never argumentatively demonstrated; as in her earlier discussions of "Inquiry" and formal heterogeneity, the political consequences are first asserted, and then, when the first term in the chain of equivalences is found, all the rest is said to follow.
It is argumentatively sharp: Bauer refutes one economic fallacy after the other.
His former publisher, Thomas Rathnow, who also sits on the management board of Random House, which owns DVA, told the weekly newspaper Die Zeit that in the book, Sarrazin painted a picture of Islam that "equals a scourge of humanity." The book, whose German title translates to "hostile takeover" is "an argumentatively weak book" and "could reinforce anti-Muslim sentiments."

Full browser ?