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Controversial; subject to argument.

Pleading in which a point relied upon is not set out, but merely implied, is often labeled argumentative. Pleading that contains arguments that should be saved for trial, in addition to allegations establishing a Cause of Action or defense, is also called argumentative.


adjective belligerent, characterized by argument, combative, contentious, dialectical, disputatious, dissentient, eristic, eristical, factious, given to controversy, litigious, logomachic, logomachical, petulant, pilpulistic, polemic, polemical, pugnacious, quarrelsome
Associated concepts: argumentative denial
See also: analytical, contentious, discursive, disputable, dissenting, forensic, hostile, insistent, litigable, litigious, negative, petulant, polemic, pugnacious, remonstrative
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Smith identified language features needed in argumentative writing and taught students how to write an argumentative multimedia text through a teaching-learning cycle involving multiple stages (Feez, 1998; Rothery, 1996).
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Every developmental [paragraph] in its own right, is argumentative in the sense that it should contain somewhere in it a sentence or clause whose idea is "to be proved." E.g.: "Storms at sea are frequent and sometimes violent, but Jonah intuited why the storm came at precisely this juncture in time." The "to be proved" statement will control your choice of quotation or paraphrase of biblical text or of other source and your own commentary in the rest of the paragraph.
In accordance with the new Pennsylvania Common Core Standards, they sought to integrate more nonfiction texts and argumentative writing into a program that focuses on struggling secondary students.
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Just take it on the chin if she makes any snidey or argumentative comments.
Mukherjee said that book fairs remind us our history and traditions that have always celebrated the 'argumentative' people of the country and not the 'intolerant' ones.