argumentative

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adjective ar·gu·men·ta·tive \ˌär-gyə-ˈmen-tə-tiv\
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argumentive

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Definition of argumentative

  1. 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. 2 :  consisting of or characterized by argument <argumentative discourse> <aired their opinions in an argumentative way>

argumentatively

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Examples of argumentative in a sentence

  1. He became more argumentative during the debate.

  2. <he's too argumentative to be part of a project in which teamwork is critical>

Origin and Etymology of argumentative

see argue


First Known Use: 15th century


ARGUMENTATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

argumentative

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adjective ar·gu·men·ta·tive \ˌär-gyə-ˈmen-tə-tiv\

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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