Argumentative Ar`gu*men"ta*tive, a. 1. Consisting of, or characterized by, argument; containing a process of reasoning; as, an argumentative discourse. [1913 Webster]

2. Adductive as proof; indicative; as, the adaptation of things to their uses is argumentative of infinite wisdom in the Creator. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

3. Given to argument; characterized by argument; disputatious; as, an argumentative writer. [1913 Webster] --{Ar`gu*men"ta*tive*ly}, adv. -- {Ar`gu*men"ta*tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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