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argumentative

[ahr-gyuh-men-tuh-tiv] /ˌɑr gyəˈmɛn tə tɪv/
adjective
1.
fond of or given to argument and dispute; disputatious; contentious:
The law students were an unusually argumentative group.
2.
of or characterized by argument; controversial:
an argumentative attitude toward political issues.
3.
Law. arguing or containing arguments suggesting that a certain fact tends toward a certain conclusion.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; argument + -ative
Related forms
argumentatively, adverb
argumentativeness, noun
nonargumentative, adjective
nonargumentatively, adverb
nonargumentativeness, noun
overargumentative, adjective
overargumentatively, adverb
overargumentativeness, noun
unargumentative, adjective
unargumentatively, adverb
unargumentativeness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overargumentative

argumentative

/ˌɑːɡjʊˈmɛntətɪv/
adjective
1.
given to arguing; contentious
2.
characterized by argument; controversial
Derived Forms
argumentatively, adverb
argumentativeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for overargumentative

argumentative

adj.

mid-15c., "pertaining to arguments," from Old French argumentatif or directly from Latin argumentat-, past participle stem of argumentari (see argue) + -ive. Meaning "fond of arguing" is recorded from 1660s. Related: Argumentatively; argumentativeness.

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