- He became argumentative when confronted with the allegation.
- an argumentative temperament
- … had been a pigheaded, argumentative, irascible, and unlikable man …
- —Colleen McCullough
- argumentative discourse
- aired their opinions in an argumentative way
He became more argumentative during the debate.
he's too argumentative to be part of a project in which teamwork is critical
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aggressive, assaultive, bellicose, belligerent, brawly, combative, confrontational, contentious, discordant, disputatious, feisty, gladiatorial, militant, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent, warlike;
affable, amiable, amicable, benevolent, complaisant, conciliatory, cordial, easygoing, friendly, genial, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious, ingratiating, kindhearted, obliging, pleasant, sociable;
acidic, bearish, bilious, bristly, choleric, crabby, cranky, cross, disagreeable, dyspeptic, fractious, fretful, grouchy, grumpy, huffy, ill-humored, ill-natured, ill-tempered, irascible, irritable, ornery, peevish, pettish, petulant, prickly, querulous, rude, snappish, snappy, surly, testy, touchy, ugly, waspish;
on the warpath;
: tending to argue : having or showing a tendency to disagree or argue with other people in an angry way
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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