Definitions for argumentativeˌɑr gyəˈmɛn tə tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ar•gu•men•ta•tiveˌɑr gyəˈmɛn tə tɪv(adj.)

  1. fond of or given to argument; disputatious.

  2. causing argument; controversial.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. argumentative(adj)

    given to or characterized by argument

    "an argumentative discourse"; "argumentative to the point of being cantankerous"; "an intelligent but argumentative child"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. argumentative(adjective)ˌɑr gyəˈmɛn tə tɪv

    tending to argue, or causing arguments

    his argumentative tone


  1. argumentative(Adjective)

    prone to argue or dispute

  2. Origin: From argumentat-, stem of argumentor + -ive

Webster Dictionary

  1. Argumentative(adj)

    consisting of, or characterized by, argument; containing a process of reasoning; as, an argumentative discourse

  2. Argumentative(adj)

    adductive as proof; indicative; as, the adaptation of things to their uses is argumentative of infinite wisdom in the Creator

  3. Argumentative(adj)

    given to argument; characterized by argument; disputatious; as, an argumentative writer


  1. Argumentative

    Argumentative is an evidentiary objection raised in response to a question which prompts a witness to draw inferences from facts of the case. An argumentative objection is raised as "badgering the witness". Often, argumentative questions do not seek to establish additional facts or check the reliability of existing facts. Instead, they are meant only to cause a witness to argue with the examiner. An "argumentative" objection is often stated as "Objection, your Honor, argumentative." adjective ⁕fond of or given to argument and dispute; disputatious; contentious: The law students were an unusually argumentative group. ⁕of or characterized by argument; controversial: an argumentative attitude toward political issues. ⁕Law. arguing or containing arguments suggesting that a certain fact tends toward a certain conclusion.

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fond of arguing.

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