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Meaning of ARGUMENTATIVE

Pronunciation:  `ârgyu'mentutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  given to or characterized by argument; "an argumentative discourse"; "argumentative to the point of being cantankerous"; "an intelligent but argumentative child"
 

ARGUMENTATIVE is a 13 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: arguing, contentious, disputatious, disputative, litigious, quarrelsome
 
 Antonyms: unargumentative
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ar`gu*men"ta*tive\, a.
1. Consisting of, or characterized by, argument; containing a
   process of reasoning; as, an argumentative discourse.

2. Adductive as proof; indicative; as, the adaptation of
   things to their uses is argumentative of infinite wisdom
   in the Creator. [Obs.]

3. Given to argument; characterized by argument;
   disputatious; as, an argumentative writer.
   --{Ar`gu*men"ta*tive*ly}, adv. --
   {Ar`gu*men"ta*tive*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: argumental, belligerent, cat-and-dog, cat-and-doggish, combative, contentious, controversial, dialectic, disagreeable, disputatious, eristic, ill-humored, litigious, logomachic, pilpulistic, polemic, polemical, pro and con, quarrelsome, scrappy, testy
 

 

 

 

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