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Definition of the noun arguing

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  1. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    • examples: My parents keep arguing about stupid things. It's so annoying! | Let's not argue for the sake of arguing. | The drivers began arguing about who was to blame for the accident. | Bill is skillful in arguing and debating. | It is no use arguing with such a foolish man. | It is no use arguing about it. | It is no use arguing with him about it. | There is no point arguing about the matter. | Stop arguing about money. | It is no good arguing with you.
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of arguing: argument / contention / contestation / controversy / disceptation / disputation / tilt
    • more generic terms: conflict / difference / difference of opinion / dispute = a disagreement or argument about something important
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Arguing

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Google previewAtlas Shouts: (2014)

A Modern Patriot Calls for Action by John Lofgren

Fact-first arguing means putting all supporting and conflicting facts on one side of a scale and all negative facts and conflicts on the other. If a preponderance of such facts or conflicts exist that strongly tilt the scale negatively, that says a policy ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Relationships (2009)

Vol. 1- by Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher

Hence, certain conditions must be present to stimulate arguing. A variety of factors increase the willingness to argue, including (a) relational intimacy, (b) perceiving that another's actions are disrespectful, (c) confidence that one knows how to ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

but never looking up to see where they come from —Timothy Dexter ~39 ARGUMENTS See Also: FIGHTING Argue like geese —Ben Hecht Argued like a lawyer —Edith Wharton Arguing like sparring fish in a tank —Graham Swift Arguing ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 Volume Set (2010)

by John Anthony McGuckin

The Antiochene Patriarch John objected, arguing that since the Arian crisis was no longer a common threat for Orthodoxy, the juris dictional control of the patriarchate of Antioch over Cyprus should be reesta blished. The synodical fathers ...

Google previewA Universal Alphabet, Grammar, and Language; comprising a scientific classication of the radical elements of discourse, and illustrative translations, to which is added a Dictionary of the Language (1856)

by George EDMONDS (Attorney, of London.)

were essentially different from each other, that is, different kinds of reasoning ( arguing) it ...

Google previewThe Political Test-book, Or Encyclopedia (1858)

Containing Everything Necessary for the Reference of the Politicians and Statesmen of the United States by Michael W. Cluskey

also took decided grounds against the lill, arguing that the repeal of the Missouri restriction would be a breach of good faith. Mr. Breckenridge of Ky . made a stirring speech in its support, and reviewed the objections Thich had ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, Volume 4 (2014)

Samkhya, A Dualist Tradition in Indian Philosophy by Gerald James Larson, Ram Shankar Bhattacharya

Arguing that liberation can arise from a combination of knowledge and action is like arguing that an unreal dream object being combined with a real object of ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 13: Gender by Nancy Bercaw, Ted Ownby

Beginning late in the 1960s and increasing in the 1970s, many African American writers and political figures began to praise African American family life for its adaptability, arguing that what had long seemed a weakness was in fact a ...

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Quotes about Arguing

Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself. (H.L. Mencken)
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Scrabble value of A1R1G2U1I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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