argument

[ ahr-gyuh-muh nt ]
/ ˈɑr gyə mənt /

noun

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Origin of argument

1325–75; Middle English (< Old French) < Latin argūmentum. See argue, -ment

synonym study for argument

1. Argument, controversy, dispute imply the expression of opinions for and against some idea. An argument usually arises from a disagreement between two persons, each of whom advances facts supporting his or her own point of view. A controversy or a dispute may involve two or more persons. A dispute is an oral contention, usually brief, and often of a heated, angry, or undignified character: a violent dispute over a purchase. A controversy is an oral or written expression of contrary opinions, and may be dignified and of some duration: a political controversy.

OTHER WORDS FROM argument

re·ar·gu·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for arguments

argument
/ (ˈɑːɡjʊmənt) /

noun

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Idioms and Phrases with arguments

argument

see under pick a quarrel.

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