- argumentum ad hominem,
- argus pheasant
Origin of argumentative
Examples from the Web for argumentative
A “why” question, always dangerous for various reasons, is particularly objectionable when argumentative.Pistorius’s Cross-Examination Could Have Been Grounds for a Mistrial in a U.S. Court|James D. Zirin|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Debate is competitive argumentation so debaters tend to be competitive and argumentative,” Lubetsky said.Ted Cruz at Princeton: Creepy, Sometimes Well Liked, and Exactly the Same|Patricia Murphy|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This deeply engaged, argumentative monologue is an exercise in reaching, again and again beyond the limits of unbelieving.
And being too argumentative can cost you part of your social circle.
Some have speculated the argumentative Hampton could be a new addition to the Atlanta Housewives cast.Phaedra Parks: The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Scene Stealer|Geoff Berkshire|March 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Driven to bay, the Countess had a sudden accs of argumentative power.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
Really, my dear Sir, really;' and the little man took an argumentative pinch of snuff, and looked very profound.The Pickwick Papers|Charles Dickens
It is lively, bright, picturesque, and argumentative; and it tells the reader very much of the manners of Rome at the time.The Life of Cicero|Anthony Trollope
To adduce an opinion without some argumentative reason to support it, shows great precipitancy of idea.
The long, excited, argumentative phrases of modern assaults were unknown; and so was the almost inevitably consequent scrimmage.
mid-15c., "pertaining to arguments," from Old French argumentatif or directly from Latin argumentat-, past participle stem of argumentari (see argue) + -ive. Meaning "fond of arguing" is recorded from 1660s. Related: Argumentatively; argumentativeness.