[ ahr-gyuh-men-tuh-tiv ]
/ ˌɑr gyəˈmɛn tə tɪv /
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fond of or given to argument and dispute; disputatious; contentious: The law students were an unusually argumentative group.
of or characterized by argument; controversial: an argumentative attitude toward political issues.
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OTHER WORDS FROM argumentative
ar·gu·men·ta·tive·ly, adverbar·gu·men·ta·tive·ness, nounnon·ar·gu·men·ta·tive, adjectivenon·ar·gu·men·ta·tive·ly, adverb
non·ar·gu·men·ta·tive·ness, nouno·ver·ar·gu·men·ta·tive, adjectiveo·ver·ar·gu·men·ta·tive·ly, adverbo·ver·ar·gu·men·ta·tive·ness, nounun·ar·gu·men·ta·tive, adjectiveun·ar·gu·men·ta·tive·ly, adverbun·ar·gu·men·ta·tive·ness, noun
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How to use argumentative in a sentence
La Russa was given a field sobriety test and, per ESPN, was described as “argumentative” while being taken into custody.Tony La Russa asked ‘Do you see my ring?’ during DUI stop, according to arrest report|Des Bieler, Matt Bonesteel|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
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
There is a happy precision, a pithy brevity, a condensed argumentativeness.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3)|John Morley
His trenchant criticisms of literature, his keen delight in politics, his lively argumentativeness, were charming to her.Under False Pretences|Adeline Sergeant
Her merry laughter brings relief from Schleiermacher's subtle argumentativeness and Friedrich's transcendental irony.
British Dictionary definitions for argumentative
/ (ˌɑːɡjʊˈmɛntətɪv) /
given to arguing; contentious
characterized by argument; controversial
Derived forms of argumentativeargumentatively, adverbargumentativeness, noun
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