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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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Adv.1.argumentatively - in a disputatious mannerargumentatively - in a disputatious manner    
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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
This anxiety, usually involving the relationship between interpretation and history, presses allegorical readings into a predetermined opposition to history in a way that argumentatively begs the question in favor of discreet typological reading.
If more time is available in framework to bounce back intended result, monetary policy can be depended upon while early and essential realisation argumentatively requires greater relance to be placed on fiscal policy.
Moen argues that "it is argumentatively less costly to justify the ultimate value of happiness than the ultimate value of life" (p.
Glenn Burgess has objected that "early Stuart history has often been written as if it were late Stuart history," and argues that historians have overstated the supposed rift between absolutist and constitutionalist factions in the early Stuart period: "Most men appealed to a legalistic consensus, even many who have been called absolutists'; and the few genuine absolutists were a marginal group, whose ideas were often quickly repudiated by those whom they tried argumentatively to support.
We cannot cross-examine either actually or argumentatively the mind of Michigan legislators nor question their motives," declared Justice Felix Frankfurter, a leading Progressive jurist.
For example, in the case of antipersonnel landmines, NGOs were able to influence the policy outcome significantly as they argumentatively connected the landmine issue with the taboo of using chemical and biological weapons (a strategy called grafting).
Well researched and argumentatively coherent, this is one of those rare books that will please readers of disparate interests.
It can be like discovering a jewel to find a book that is both scholarly and argumentatively sound.