from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To dispute (a point).
- intransitive v. To argue aimlessly; wrangle. See Regional Note at absquatulate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to argue without any aim; to dispute; wrangle; to disagree
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To argue pertinaciously.
- v. To signify.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To argue, commonly in a pertinacious manner, or for the sake of controversy; wrangle.
- To have weight as an argument; import; signify.
- To contend about; worry with argument.
- To signify; mean.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have a disagreement over something
However, I was spared the trouble, for soon the children retired and the conversation drifted around to Mormonism and polygamy; and our hostess seemed to want to talk, so I just listened, for Mrs. O'Shaughnessy rather likes to "argufy"; but she had no argument that night, only her questions started our hostess's story.
"Miss Prue and her pa do argufy to beat the band," Nancy remarked to
For what skill had I to argufy with a man of such infinite parts?
Theological wrangles belong essentially to a pioneer people: an earnest, stubbornly honest people, whose lives are given over to a battle with the elements and the brute forces of Nature, always argufy.
"Now, Barnabas" -- remonstrated his father, rasping his chin harder than ever -- "wherefore argufy -- if you do go for to argufy --"
You can't argufy without it; you only talk foolish, like you are doing now. '
It came to him as he watched the panama hat and the white sailor going down the Ridge Trail that you can't argufy national problems; nor compromise on them; nor enter on any treaty of peace but the peace that is a victory.
It's argufy here and argufy there, an 'while yer at that, me an' the rest av us is squeezin 'the fun out o' life.
I hev let ye argufy 'bout'n it; ye hev hed yer fill of words.
You argufy like a lawyer, shipmate, there's no mistake about that; but you can't persuade me that you believe a single word of what you've been sayin '.
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