- argumentum ad hominem,
- argus pheasant
Origin of argumentative
Examples from the Web for argumentatively
Slowly, argumentatively, and reluctantly, Uncle Jim waded down-stream.The History of Mr. Polly|H. G. Wells
"But you pretend to like Mr. Barker a great deal more than you like Doctor Claudius," said she argumentatively.Doctor Claudius, A True Story|F. Marion Crawford
"Well then, supposing I don't tell you that," the other resumed, argumentatively.The Market-Place|Harold Frederic
"I should think even a belle might enjoy solitude at times," rejoined Maurice, argumentatively.
Let us see,' returned the Swiss, argumentatively turning his cigar between his lips.Little Dorrit|Charles Dickens
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.