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argumentative

ar·gu·men·ta·tive

argumentative

 
pronunciation:
arg y men t tihv
part of speech: adjective
definition: given to argument, debate, or violent clashes of opinion, often without cause; contentious.
They were an argumentative couple, but they always seemed to work things out in the end.
synonyms:
contentious, controversial, litigious, quarrelsome
similar words:
cantankerous, combative, contradictory, obstinate
derivation: argumentatively (adv.)