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.
1. Great chess players have a reputation for being both eccentric and argumentative.
2. You're in an argumentative mood today!
3. 'Am I not?'Mr. Lorry opened his hands, and extended them outwards with an argumentative smile.
“ 难道我见过你 么 ? ” 罗瑞张开两臂,摊开了双手, 带着争辩的微笑.
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4. Argumentative and Wang Yingxia time in more readers than they read Yu.
5. Second, seen from the method of research, Neo - Confucianism an argumentative philosophy.