Ar`gu*men"ta*tive (#), a.
Consisting of, or characterized by, argument; containing a process of reasoning; as, an argumentative discourse.
Adductive as proof; indicative; as, the adaptation of things to their uses is argumentative of infinite wisdom in the Creator.
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.
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