Definition of Argumentative

1. Adjective. Given to or characterized by argument. "An intelligent but argumentative child"

Definition of Argumentative

1. a. Consisting of, or characterized by, argument; containing a process of reasoning; as, an argumentative discourse.

Definition of Argumentative

1. Adjective. prone to argue or dispute ¹

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Definition of Argumentative

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Argumentative

argument ad hominem
argument form
argument forms
argument from design
argumenta ad fidem
argumenta ad hominem
argumenta ad populum
argumenta ad verecundiam
argumentative (current term)
argumentum ad Lazarum
argumentum ad etymologiam
argumentum ad fidem
argumentum ad nauseam

Literary usage of Argumentative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The People's Bible: Discourses Upon Holy Scripture by Joseph Parker (1891)
"argumentative QUESTIONINGS. THIS portion of the Book of Jeremiah is filled with penetrating ... Here we are face to face with argumentative interrogations, ..."

2. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1895)
"by the defendant, but by another, is argumentative.1 In an action for malicious prosecution, facts showing probable cause may be given in evidence under a ..."

3. Code Remedies: Remedies and Remedial Rights by the Civil Action According to by John Norton Pomeroy, Thomas Ashford Bogle (1904)
"Illustrations of argumentative Denials. An example or two from among the decided ... Coe (1902), 170 NT 161 65 argumentative denial. An argumentative N. 1C. ..."

4. The Art of Writing English: A Book for College Classes by Rollo Walter Brown, Nathaniel Waring Barnes (1913)
"Further study will reveal the fact, too, that formal argument includes only a very small part of all argumentative writing. The occasions when people are ..."

5. Advanced Course of Composition and Rhetoric: A Series of Practial Lessons on by George Payn Quackenbos (1874)
"A Thesis, or argumentative Discourse, is a composition in which the writer lays down a proposition, and endeavors to persuade others that it is true. ..."

6. A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions: Comprising a by Henry John Stephen, Franklin Fiske Heard (1867)
"(p) The reason is, that the *traverse by the second affirmative, is argumentative in its [ *386 ] nature. Thus, if it be alleged by the defendant (m) ..."

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