argumentative argumentative  /ˌɑrɡjə ˈmɛn tə tɪv/


  • (adj) given to or characterized by argument


  1. Over time the amiable, eager-to-learn Reid become more extremist and argumentative.
  2. We are an argumentative species.
  3. Though the questioning grew pointed a couple of times, it never became argumentative or acrimonious.


  • Favorite ice cream flavors linked to personality traits

    CANTON, Mass., July 21 (UPI) -- If your favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip, you're more likely to be argumentative, frugal and cautious, a U.S. expert in smell and taste says.
    on July 22, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. ...Brand, a lawyer who helped prepare former President George W. Bush's nominees, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, for their Judiciary hearings, said the subject sits through "tough questions, argumentative questions,...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Samuel Alito Source: The Associated Press

  2. "It was those loners _ argumentative ones, deceptively quite ones, the talkers and the walkers _ who, always engaged in something outside themselves, unintentionally became my mentors," Terkel wrote in "Touch and Go."
    on Oct 31, 2008 By: Studs Terkel Source: Washington Post

  3. "He takes responsibility for it," Nolan said. "He was not argumentative in any way. He was disappointed for a number of reasons. The first one was that he felt he let his team down at a crucial time. ...... He did not blame it on anyone...
    on Dec 22, 2006 By: Mike Nolan Source:

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