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>
Variants of argumentative
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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