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argumentatively

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an argumentative manner; with respect to reasoning or arguments.

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  • adverb In an argumentative manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a disputatious manner

Etymologies

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argumentative +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "Every time I get a pair of shoes I have to get a size larger, and you know," argumentatively, "at that rate I'll be a freak and you'll be able to charge admission for a look at me."

    The Outdoor Girls at the Hostess House Or, doing their best for the soldiers

  • "But there is only one God," she announced decisively, stiffening her ample frame argumentatively.

    Chun Ah Chun

  • This, I suppose, is an argumentatively valid perspective.

    Harlan Ellison on God

  • These questions are indeed dramatic and argumentatively simplistic; however, they are meant to illustrate the absurdity of our continuing to divorce in a non-cooperative manner.

    Hold onto Your Hat: Introducing the New Way to Divorce

  • Bahcall dropped in on the postdocs regularly, helping them think through their work whether or not their research was in his field, lunching with them argumentatively, looking out for jobs for them.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • Bahcall dropped in on the postdocs regularly, helping them think through their work whether or not their research was in his field, lunching with them argumentatively, looking out for jobs for them.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • But since writing sentences is how I think, it's hard to tell the difference, sometimes, between what sounds good stylistically and what sounds right argumentatively.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Letter Concerning Enthusiasm, it is philosophical conversation, inspirational or abrasive, that absorbs enthusiastic energies, and, in redeploying them argumentatively leaves enthusiasm "in some measure justified" (28).

    Post-Secular Conviviality

  • But since writing sentences is how I think, it's hard to tell the difference, sometimes, between what sounds good stylistically and what sounds right argumentatively.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • Bahcall dropped in on the postdocs regularly, helping them think through their work whether or not their research was in his field, lunching with them argumentatively, looking out for jobs for them.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

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