Search Result for "arguing":
1. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement;
- Example: "they were involved in a violent argument"
[syn: controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Argue \Ar"gue\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Argued; p. pr. & vb. n. Arguing.] [OE. arguen, F. arguer, fr. L. argutare, freq. of arguere to make clear; from the same root as E. argent.] 1. To invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a proposition, opinion, or measure; to use arguments; to reason. [1913 Webster] I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To contend in argument; to dispute; to reason; -- followed by with; as, you may argue with your friend without convincing him. [1913 Webster]