[ahr-gyuh-men-tuh-tiv] /ˌɑr gyəˈmɛn tə tɪv/
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.
given to arguing; contentious
characterized by argument; controversial
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.
[uh-ris-tuh-krat-ik, ar-uh-stuh-] /əˌrɪs təˈkræt ɪk, ˌær ə stə-/ adjective 1. of or relating to government by an . 2. belonging to or favoring the . 3. characteristic of an ; having the manners, values, or qualities associated with the : aristocratic bearing; aristocratic snobbishness. /ˌærɪstəˈkrætɪk/ adjective 1. relating to or characteristic of aristocracy or an […]
[ar-uh-mat-ik] /ˌær əˈmæt ɪk/ adjective 1. having an ; fragrant or sweet-scented; odoriferous. 2. Chemistry. of or relating to an or compounds. noun 3. a plant, drug, or medicine yielding a fragrant , as sage or certain spices and oils. 4. . /ˌærəˈmætɪk/ adjective 1. having a distinctive, usually fragrant smell 2. (of an organic […]
[uh-rahy-vuh l] /əˈraɪ vəl/ noun 1. an act of ; a coming: His arrival was delayed by traffic. 2. the reaching or attainment of any object or condition: arrival at a peace treaty. 3. the person or thing that or has : First arrivals will be the first seated. /əˈraɪvəl/ noun 1. the act or […]
[adjective, noun ahr-tik-yuh-lit; verb ahr-tik-yuh-leyt] /adjective, noun ɑrˈtɪk yə lɪt; verb ɑrˈtɪk yəˌleɪt/ adjective 1. uttered clearly in distinct syllables. 2. capable of speech; not speechless. 3. using language easily and fluently; having facility with words: an articulate speaker. 4. expressed, formulated, or presented with clarity and effectiveness: an articulate thought. 5. made clear, distinct, […]