- The definition of argumentative is someone or something that is prone to starting disagreements.
- An example of people who are argumentative are news personalities on opinion based television programs.
- An example of an argumentative attitude is a person who always says controversial things just to stir up trouble.
argumentative definition by Webster's New World
- of or containing argument; controversial
- apt to argue; contentious
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- argumentatively adverb
argumentative definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Given to arguing; disputatious.
- Of or characterized by argument: an argumentative discourse.
- arˌgu·menˈta·tive·ly adverb
- arˌgu·menˈta·tive·ness noun
argumentative - Legal Definition
Stating facts and suggesting that particular inferences and conclusions can be drawn from them.