- argumentum ad hominem,
- argus pheasant
Origin of argumentative
Examples from the Web for argumentativeness
In this way I probably developed the strain of argumentativeness, or perhaps combativeness, which has always remained with me.Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie|Andrew Carnegie
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.