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argument

ar·gu·ment

argument

 
pronunciation:
arg y mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a discussion in which there is disagreement along with presentation of various sides of an issue.
The class was divided in the argument over the primary cause of the war.
synonyms:
argumentation, disputation
similar words:
debate, discussion, feud, polemics, row
definition 2: a heated discussion; verbal quarrel.
The husband and wife had had an argument and were not speaking to each other.
 
synonyms:
altercation, contention, debate, discussion, dispute, feud
similar words:
bicker, clash, controversy, disagreement, fight, row, set-to, word
definition 3: a reason in favor of or against something.
Her argument in favor of expanding the physical education program was convincing.
synonyms:
contention, ground, reason
similar words:
case, consideration, evidence, rationale
definition 4: a series of steps in reasoning.
You've presented a very clear argument in this essay, and I cannot find any flaws in your reasoning.
synonyms:
logic, ratiocination, reasoning
similar words:
argumentation, dialectic, polemics, rationale
definition 5: the main topic or theme, as of a written work.
synonyms:
gist, subject, theme, topic
similar words:
abstract, brief, conspectus, epitome, essence, matter, outline, précis, substance, sum, summary, synopsis, thesis, thread, thrust
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