argumentative
also argumentive adjective Date: 15th century 1. characterized by argument ; controversial 2. given to argument ; disputatiousargumentatively adverb

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  • argumentative — argumentatively, adv. argumentativeness, n. /ahr gyeuh men teuh tiv/, adj. 1. fond of or given to argument and dispute; disputatious; contentious: The law students were an unusually argumentative group. 2. of or characterized by argument;… …   Universalium

  • argumentative — ar|gu|men|ta|tive [ˌa:gjuˈmentətıv US ˌa:r ] adj someone who is argumentative often argues or likes arguing ▪ He quickly becomes argumentative after a few drinks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • argumentative — adjective someone who is argumentative often argues or likes arguing: When he drinks he becomes argumentative …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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