Definition of argumentative in English:

argumentative

Syllabification: ar·gu·men·ta·tive
Pronunciation: /ˌärgyəˈmentətiv
 
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adjective

  • 2Using or characterized by systematic reasoning: the highest standards of argumentative rigor
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    • I think you would have been in a much better argumentative position to come to us if you had said something at that time.
    • The paper then directed all of year 10 to select one question, answer it and discuss the reasons for their answer in an argumentative essay.
    • If we have spent several class periods introducing conventions of reasoned evidence in argumentative writing, we usually look for such features in student papers.

Derivatives

argumentatively

adverb
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  • Hill's is a thematic biography, moving emotionally as much as argumentatively.
  • But this study suggests that maximizing our serotonin with tryptophan will help us behave even more dominantly and less argumentatively, which can keep us feeling confident and help us accomplish our goals.
  • ‘She's the queen's daughter too,’ I added argumentatively.

argumentativeness

noun
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  • Apart from the times when my argumentativeness has threatened to scupper even that.
  • The author's natural argumentativeness expresses itself in a continuing debate about faith and religion, often with Bono as his sparring partner.
  • His luminous intelligence and genial argumentativeness made it respectable to be a dissenter.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French argumentatif, -ive or late Latin argumentativus, from argumentari 'conduct an argument'.

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