argumentative

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Argumentative \Ar'gu*men"ta*tive\, adjective

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

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

3. Given to argument; characterized by argument; disputatious; as, an argumentative writer. --{Ar'gu*men"ta*tive*ly}, adverb -- {Ar'gu*men"ta*tive*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

argumentative

adjective

1: given to or characterized by argument; "an argumentative discourse"; "argumentative to the point of being cantankerous"; "an intelligent but argumentative child" [ant: {unargumentative}]


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