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ar·gu·men·ta·tive  audio  (ärgy-mnt-tv) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Given to arguing; disputatious.
  2. Of or characterized by argument: an argumentative discourse.


OTHER FORMS:
argu·menta·tive·ly(Adverb), argu·menta·tive·ness(Noun)

SYNONYMS:
argumentative, combative, contentious, disputatious, quarrelsome, scrappy2

These adjectives mean given to or fond of arguing: an argumentative child; a combative teenager; a contentious mood; a disputatious lawyer; a quarrelsome drinker; a scrappy litigator.


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