Definitions for debatingly
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
de•batedɪˈbeɪt(n.; v.)-bat•ed, -bat•ing.
(n.)a discussion, esp. of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints.
a formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers.
(v.i.)to engage in argument or discussion.
to participate in a formal debate.
to deliberate; consider.
(v.t.)to argue or discuss (a question, issue, or the like), as in an assembly.
to dispute or disagree about.
to engage in formal argumentation with.
to deliberate upon; consider.
Origin of debate:
1250–1300; < OF de-de - +batre to beat < L batt(u)ere
In the manner of a debate.
in the manner of a debate