Argumentativeness



fond of or given to and dispute; disputatious; contentious:
The law students were an unusually argumentative group.
of or characterized by ; controversial:
an argumentative attitude toward political issues.
Law. or containing suggesting that a certain fact tends toward a certain conclusion.
Historical Examples

In this way I probably developed the strain of argumentativeness, or perhaps combativeness, which has always remained with me.
Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie

adjective
given to arguing; contentious
characterized by argument; controversial
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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