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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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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."
They consist of: 1) argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness (Infante & Rancer, 1982; Infante & Wigley, 1986), 2) argument frames (Hample, 2003, 2005), and 3) taking conflict personally (TCP) (Hample & Dallinger, 1995).
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Imagine punishing lawyers for "chronic argumentativeness." Would that not be like punishing firemen for putting out fires?
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Symptoms of alcohol poisoning included bluish skin color, low body temperature, irregular or slow breathing, confusion and vomiting, whereas non-symptoms included memory loss, violence, argumentativeness and headaches (Oster-Aaland et al., 2009).Participants were less likely to correctly identify confusion as a symptom of alcohol poisoning, and were less sure about memory loss and alcohol use withdrawal signs as non-symptoms (Oster-Aaland et al., 2009).
The law school structure is such that it promotes argumentativeness and competition, which are not always priorities for women (or for me).
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., 1999; Chauhan et al., 2010; Pathak et al., 2008; Rao & Rao, 1991; Singh & Davar, 2004).
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.
Infante and Wigley (1986) conceptualize verbal aggressiveness as a trait opposite of argumentativeness, or the tendency "to advocate positions on controversial issues and to attack verbally the positions which other people take on these issues" (Infante & Rancer, 1982, p.
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