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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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The remedy for such problems is a model of argumentation that pays attention to the presentational/rhetorical/extra-discursive when it is argumentatively relevant.
Instead, he merely presents, as a counterexample, an alternative ethical system that, in his opinion, is argumentatively validated but does not imply self-ownership (and is therefore not libertarian).
In the spring of 1891, he observed, less argumentatively, in his diary:
While they may not do so as bluntly and argumentatively as, for example, many Germans would, there is a degree of explicitness to Mainland Chinese communication with insiders that remains unequalled by British and New Zealand culture.
And earlier grades may need to master narrative writing skills that include opening with an engaging hook and clearly identifying a problem, for instance, she says, while middle school students beginning to write argumentatively will have to know how to make a claim and back it up with evidence from assigned texts.
We are speaking about the level of imagined in which the Jewish history argumentatively twists and turns in the wake of a haunting image chasing after the Jews.
For once, one cannot argumentatively sustain that this first group of the inquiry--the workers in a small town--, exactly like many others who tend to positively evaluate the recent past, forgot the atrocities of the repressive regime they lived under for half a century.
In the case of chattel slavery, the master would be unable to argumentatively justify his use of force against the slave.
Kant's final, argumentatively split version of citizenship was not simply the result a failure to fully embrace his associative principles and abandon his delineative argument altogether.
Because of the inherent dependencies, we argue that all six dimensions are mandatory to be argumentatively present in a fully flexed LA design.
One aims to establish argumentatively that structures, when properly understood and elaborated, can account for the existence of the particular, the subjective, and the nonsystemic.