- 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 (email@example.com)|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
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
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
Constitutional arguments aside, there do seem to be some better ways to create conditions for upward mobility among newcomers.Legal but Still Poor: The Economic Consequences of Amnesty|Joel Kotkin|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And he did it with arguments that many civil libertarians found disingenuous, at best.
The man was so open and honest that his arguments had nothing underhand or crafty in them.The Grey Lady|Henry Seton Merriman
The Empress listened to my arguments, but said that we had gone too far now to draw back.With the Allies to Pekin|George Alfred Henty
I have talked to no one, except one or two arguments I had with different persons in my first year.Loss and Gain|John Henry Newman
In the jury-room all arguments for and against the stand taken by the unshaken eight seemed exhausted.The Statesmen Snowbound|Robert Fitzgerald
The term is also applied to any inversion in order of events, arguments, &c.
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.