Definition of argumentative
1 : given to argument : tending to argue : having or showing a tendency to disagree or argue with other people in an angry way : disputatious He became argumentative when confronted with the allegation. an argumentative temperament … had been a pigheaded, argumentative, irascible, and unlikable man … — Colleen McCullough
2 : consisting of or characterized by argument argumentative discourse aired their opinions in an argumentative way
Examples of argumentative in a Sentence
He became more argumentative during the debate.
he's too argumentative to be part of a project in which teamwork is critical
Recent Examples of argumentative from the Web
The patterns from the traditional classroom (including men engaging in more argumentative conversations and women in more open-ended conversations) carry over to the distance learning environment.
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Origin and Etymology of argumentative
First Known Use: 15th century
ARGUMENTATIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of argumentative for English Language Learners
: tending to argue : having or showing a tendency to disagree or argue with other people in an angry way
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