- evidence or proof.
- a matter of contention.
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synonym study for argument
OTHER WORDS FROM argumentre·ar·gu·ment, noun
Example sentences from the Web for argument
McDaniel offered a similar argument the same day as her tweet.Trump’s increasingly overt effort to pretend Biden is actually president|Aaron Blake|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
You can reasonably make cases for seven rookies, and the arguments for each differ pretty dramatically.Which Players Have A Shot At Becoming WNBA Rookie Of The Year?|Howard Megdal|September 11, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
For how solid Bledsoe was in the regular season, and despite how special his defense can be, there’s a fair argument to be made that he’s simply not a consistently strong enough offensive player to go forward with in postseasons.The Bucks Played It Safe And Made The Wrong Kind Of History|Chris Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org)|September 9, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The race to replace Filner had fierce arguments but Kevin Faulconer and David Alvarez refrained mostly from drawing those same kind of lines of who was good and who were the villains of San Diego politics.
By that time, the mayor had fleshed out a larger argument, connecting environmental pollution to quality-of-life and health issues in what he dubbed “the urban environment.”
This is why arguments for little to no federal oversight of education are so disturbing.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Open-carry activists are known for baiting cops into on-camera arguments about the Second Amendment and state laws.Texas Gun Slingers Police the Police—With a Black Panthers Tactic|Brandy Zadrozny|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Allen met every one of his arguments with a forceful counterargument.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Better, she says, to use local Muslim leaders and others in civil society to criticize militant arguments.
But it was fun to not write people as people, but missiles and machines as people—with feelings, and arguments, and romance.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby|Marlow Stern|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He tried the effect of ridicule on the wretched and despairing Louis; and to one of his arguments, he at last extorted a reply.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
A judicial record was made of all of this matter, and authentic papers with the arguments of each party.
"I have heard all these arguments before," said Gilbert, sorry for his misplaced confidence, when it was too late.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
The Marshal's arguments seemed about to prevail when news arrived that Bruyre, commanding the cavalry, was seriously wounded.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
I am afraid the arguments in favour of this last will not bear even so much knocking about as those just considered.Antonio Stradivari|Horace William Petherick
British Dictionary definitions for argument
- a process of deductive or inductive reasoning that purports to show its conclusion to be true
- formally, a sequence of statements one of which is the conclusion and the remainder the premises
- an element to which an operation, function, predicate, etc, applies, esp the independent variable of a function
- the amplitude of a complex number
Idioms and Phrases with argument
see under pick a quarrel.