Thesaurus

argument

noun

Synonyms of argument

1 an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions
  • the couple's arguments were often loud enough to be heard all over the neighborhood

Synonyms for argument

Words Related to argument

2 a statement given to explain a belief or act
  • gave a solid argument for the redeeming value of the shockingly violent movie

Synonyms for argument

Words Related to argument

3 an exchange of views for the purpose of exploring a subject or deciding an issue
  • the president of the Senate has allotted a week for the argument of the treaty

Synonyms for argument

Words Related to argument

4 an idea or opinion that is put forth in a discussion or debate
  • it's my argument that we have too many problems here on earth to concern ourselves with manned trips to Mars

Synonyms for argument

Words Related to argument

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about argument

Time Traveler for argument

Time Traveler

The first known use of argument was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Argument.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/argument. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on argument

Dictionary: Definition of argument

Nglish: Translation of argument for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of argument for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about argument

Comments on argument

What made you want to look up argument? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!