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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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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
If you don't like Kancha Ilaiah or anyone like him, don't read him, switch off your TV or if you are reasonable enough then counter him ideologically and argumentatively through various mediums.
In argumentatively productive digressions, Shell discusses the interesting classical associations of the names "Helena" and "Hermia," the idea of the relevance of the palinode to "the context of religious conversion and apostasy" (90), and the associations of fairy lore with Catholicism and of popery with popular superstition.
The capacity to use language argumentatively enables her to distance herself from those linguistically formulated contents, to raise questions about them, to consider other options, and to formulate criticisms and tests to decide between alternatives.
The latter are long tailed and raucous, gangs gathering in the treetops chattering loudly and argumentatively.
It could be assumed that the children in the intervention group had that kind of habit of answering argumentatively instead of demonstrating their knowledge or describing what they can see in the picture (e.
This is an odd restriction given that pictures, especially those that function argumentatively, rarely occur in isolation given that arguers combine verbal and visual (and many other kinds of elements) in whatever ways they think most effectively establish their conclusions in particular situations.
Among this procession were "drunken women with infants in their arms" and "men argumentatively disposed to establish logically the fact of their own sobriety"
Argumentatively, the European Muslim community though maintains the status of significant minority, and at the same time victims (like other minorities) of European justice system.
All that said, though, it's unlikely that I would be the one to see the problems with my own generation's work: the places where an argument fails not rhetorically (because the structure of feeling of a particular audience won't permit it to be considered, as in the examples above), but argumentatively, because an assumption is flawed, a claim doesn't follow from the evidence, a theoretical model doesn't fit as well as we thought.