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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Argumentative  \Ar`gu*men"ta*tive\,  a. 
  1.  Consisting  of  or  characterized  by  argument;  containing  a 
  process  of  reasoning;  as  an  argumentative  discourse. 
 
  2.  Adductive  as  proof;  indicative;  as  the  adaptation  of 
  things  to  their  uses  is  argumentative  of  infinite  wisdom 
  in  the  Creator.  [Obs.] 
 
  3.  Given  to  argument;  characterized  by  argument; 
  disputatious;  as  an  argumentative  writer. 
  --{Ar`gu*men"ta*tive*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Ar`gu*men"ta*tive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  argumentative 
  adj  :  given  to  or  characterized  by  argument;  "an  argumentative 
  discourse";  "argumentative  to  the  point  of  being 
  cantankerous";  "an  intelligent  but  argumentative  child" 
  [ant:  {unargumentative}] 




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