argumentativeness

[ ahr-gyuh-men-tuh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF argumentativeness
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In this way I probably developed the strain of argumentativeness, or perhaps combativeness, which has always remained with me.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "pertaining to arguments," from Old French argumentatif or directly from Latin argumentat-, past participle stem of argumentari (see argue) + -ive. Meaning "fond of arguing" is recorded from 1660s. Related: Argumentatively; argumentativeness.

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