Adjective : The law students were an unusually argumentative group. ,an argumentative attitude toward political issues. From Dictionary.com.
Diversity, debate, contrast, argumentativeness are what we as a people thrive on. From Wordnik.com. [Turmoil and Triumph] Reference
I felt all the dogged argumentativeness of my nature awake within me as I answered him. From Wordnik.com. [The Deadlocked City] Reference
I think there is some overlap between the argumentativeness of online culture and UU culture. From Wordnik.com. [Philocrites: We have no position. Yet.] Reference
Franklin, and it certainly lacked the Machiavellian coolness and argumentativeness of a Hutchinson. From Wordnik.com. [The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, Bay State Monthly, Volume 4, No. 4, April, 1886] Reference
Basically this is it: The French remain by nature drawn to factionalism, argumentativeness, impotence. From Wordnik.com. [1968 the Year that Rocked the World]
Just asking .... as I am a caller for the Obama campaign sitting in a room with many other callers, and have never heard ugliness or argumentativeness from anyone. From Wordnik.com. [Hillary Campaign Supplies Person Who Claims To Have Received "Dirty Tricks" Call From Obama] Reference
If the candidate doesn't outwit the test, it will expose his or her propensity for arrogance, volatility, argumentativeness and perfectionist tendencies under stress. From Wordnik.com. [Extreme Hiring] Reference
If they had shown this sort of backbone earlier, he reflected, they might not be in this situation now; as it was, their argumentativeness was little more than petulance. From Wordnik.com. [The Trellisane Confrontation] Reference
Their oriental impetuosity, argumentativeness, specific mode of thought, the set of their eyes, the shape of their ears, the winking of their eyelids, the line of their lips, everything. From Wordnik.com. [Enigma] Reference
Perhaps there was something in the atmosphere of the place which tended to emphasize Johnson's natural argumentativeness; at any rate the Crown and Anchor was the scene of his dispute with. From Wordnik.com. [Inns and Taverns of Old London] Reference
The longer I served in Washington, the more I saw friends studying my face for signs of a change, probing me for a newfound pomposity, searching for hints of argumentativeness or guardedness. From Wordnik.com. [The Audacity of Hope]
Rand had begun to lose her primary audience, usually young, idealistic adults, to other causes, and her customary argumentativeness in public appearances became less refreshing, more defensive and alienating. From Wordnik.com. [Ayn Rand.] Reference
Most people who allege to have known him personally seem to agree that Calembour was a brilliant, talkative, yet ornery and disagreeable man prone to fits of alcoholism, chain-smoking, argumentativeness, graphomania, and elitism. From Wordnik.com. [Excerpt from Calembouria (in collaboration with Anthony Metivier)] Reference
In popular terminology, a paranoid personality is characterized by suspicion and distrust of others; a tendency to look for hidden meaning behind other peoples actions; argumentativeness; complaining; low tolerance for criticism; and a constant display of ones own talents, accomplishments, independence, and rationality. From Wordnik.com. [paranoia] Reference
Abigail's argumentativeness made me turn to Dorothy. From Wordnik.com. [Children of the Market Place] Reference
I felt all the dogged argumentativeness of my nature awake within me as I answered him. From Wordnik.com. [Dracula] Reference
C: The only reputation I perceive at this time is a tendency towards argumentativeness and a reluctance to provide service. From Wordnik.com. [How Now Brownpau] Reference
In this way I probably developed the strain of argumentativeness, or perhaps combativeness, which has always remained with me. From Wordnik.com. [Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie]
They all tried to make her feel at home, and though Betty tormented her sometimes by a certain argumentativeness, she was very ready to wait on her. From Wordnik.com. [A Little Girl in Old Boston] Reference
Her argumentativeness annoyed me somewhat; maybe I was feeling a bit cross; the monotonous rolling heave of a small yacht at anchor depresses an ardent spirit. From Wordnik.com. [Three Men on the Bummel] Reference
I mean, I can understand argumentativeness and general jerkishness, especially in the fact that he is in the minority here, but he makes little effort to add something ti that, and combined with his general attitude about the other memebrs, makes him a more ban-worthy figure, then say, nofundy. From Wordnik.com. [How Now Brownpau] Reference
I felt all the dogged argumentativeness of my nature awake within me as I answered him, “I am satisfied that. From Wordnik.com. [Dracula] Reference
“The point is,” continued Fox with a sort of dogged argumentativeness, “did she tell you anything that supports our theory or sets us off on another lay?. From Wordnik.com. [Death in Ecstasy]
Kalooki, for those who don’t know it, is a version of rummy much favoured by Jews—Jews, Jews, Jews—on account though not all Jews would agree of its innate argumentativeness. From Wordnik.com. [Kalooki Nights] Reference
Or what if one were to Google “obstinacy and argumentativeness” (or some similar phrases) (ala Conant’s experience), or “lack of work” or “lack of effort” or some similar words (ala Bonderman’s)?. From Wordnik.com. [Re: Halberstam And History] Reference
Contentious implies chronic argumentativeness. From Wordnik.com. [Word of the Day] Reference
Hyperactivity, exaggerated humour, argumentativeness, social withdrawal, fear, anxiety, sadness, grief, memory problems, poor concentration, slow thinking and loss of perception in addition to the physical symptoms mentioned above. From Wordnik.com. [22. Coping with Stress] Reference
(skit-suh-FREE-nee-uh, skit-suh-FREN-ee-uh) A type of schizophrenia characterized by delusions of grandeur, paranoia, hallucinations, jealousy, hostility, aggressiveness, unfocused anxiety, argumentativeness, and, in severe cases, detachment from reality to the point of autism. From Wordnik.com. [paranoid schizophrenia] Reference
Three men need change -- Anecdote showing evil result of deception -- Moral cowardice of George -- Harris has ideas -- Yarn of the Ancient Mariner and the Inexperienced Yachtsman -- A hearty crew -- Danger of sailing when the wind is off the land -- Impossibility of sailing when the wind is off the sea -- The argumentativeness of Ethelbertha -- The dampness of the river -- Harris suggests a bicycle tour -- George thinks of the wind -- Harris suggests the Black Forest -- George thinks of the hills -- Plan adopted by. From Wordnik.com. [Three Men on the Bummel] Reference
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