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Another word for argument

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Noun
  1. A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed

      1. To mix together or intertwine in a confused mass; snarl:
      2. To catch or ensnare in an intertwined or confused mass:
      3. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
      1. Any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. rhabarbarum, having long edible green or reddish leafstalks that are usually cooked and sweetened.
      2. A preparation made from the dried rhizomes and roots of any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. palmatum or R. officinale of East Asia, used as a laxative.
      3. A quarrel, fight, or heated discussion.
      1. An argument or a fight.
      2. Trouble; bother.
      3. To argue or fight:
      1. To quarrel noisily or angrily.
      2. To grasp and maneuver something.
      3. To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle:
      1. A sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes.
      2. Something said; an utterance, remark, or comment:
      3. A command or direction; an order:
      1. A fit of irritation.
      2. A petty quarrel.
      3. To quarrel.
      1. To engage in a bad-tempered argument, often over a trivial matter; bicker.
      2. A noisy quarrel, often about a trivial matter.
      1. A quarrel or argument.
      2. Matter that is added to a text.
      3. Having been added to or inserted into a text:
      1. An angry dispute; an altercation.
      2. A reason for a dispute or argument:
      3. To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily.
      1. A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
      2. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.
      3. Of or relating to a controversy, argument, or refutation.
      1. To attempt to harm or gain power over an adversary by blows or with weapons.
      2. To engage in a boxing match.
      3. To engage in a quarrel; argue:
      1. To argue about; debate:
      2. To argue or debate with (someone).
      3. To question the truth or validity of; doubt:
      1. A failure or refusal to agree.
      2. A disparity; an inconsistency.
      3. A conflict or difference of opinion.
      1. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      2. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      1. To consider something; deliberate.
      2. To engage in argument by discussing opposing points.
      3. To engage in a formal discussion or argument.
      1. A dispute, especially a public one, between sides holding opposing views.
      2. The act or practice of engaging in such disputes:
      1. The act or an instance of striving in controversy or debate.
      2. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
      3. An assertion put forward in argument:
      1. To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise:
      2. To meet in violent conflict:
      3. To be in opposition or disagreement:
      1. To engage in a bad-tempered quarrel, often in a petty manner over something trivial; squabble.
      2. To flicker or glitter:
      3. To move or flow with a rippling or gurgling sound.
    See also:

    conflict

  2. A course of reasoning

      1. A sharp or tapered end:
      2. An object having a sharp or tapered end:
      3. A tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape, or promontory.
      1. An instance or occurrence of a particular kind or category:
      2. An occurrence of a disease or disorder:
      3. A set of circumstances or a state of affairs; a situation:
    See also:

    reason

  3. A fact or circumstance that gives logical support to an assertion, claim, or proposal

      1. For what purpose, reason, or cause; with what intention, justification, or motive:
      2. The reason, cause, or purpose for which:
      3. On account of which; for which.
      1. For what purpose or reason; why.
      2. Therefore.
      3. A purpose or cause:
      1. The basis or motive for an action, decision, or conviction:
      2. A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
      3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
      1. The evidence or argument that compels the mind to accept an assertion as true.
      2. The validation of a proposition by application of specified rules, as of induction or deduction, to assumptions, axioms, and sequentially derived conclusions.
      3. A statement or argument used in such a validation.
      1. The solid surface of the earth.
      2. The floor of a body of water, especially the sea.
      3. Soil; earth:
  4. What a speech, piece of writing, or artistic work is about

      1. The subject of a speech, essay, thesis, or discourse.
      2. A subject of discussion or conversation.
      3. A subdivision of a theme, thesis, or outline.
      1. A topic of discourse or discussion.
      2. A subject of artistic representation.
      3. An implicit or recurrent idea; a motif:
      1. The original words of something written or printed, as opposed to a paraphrase, translation, revision, or condensation.
      2. The words of a speech appearing in print.
      3. Words, as of a libretto, that are set to music in a composition.
      1. Matter under consideration in a written work or speech; a theme.
      1. Being in a position or in circumstances that place one under the power or authority of another or others:
      2. Prone; disposed:
      3. Likely to incur or receive; exposed:
      1. A sharp or tapered end:
      2. An object having a sharp or tapered end:
      3. A tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape, or promontory.
      1. That which occupies space and has mass; physical substance.
      2. A type of such substance:
      3. Discharge or waste, such as pus or feces, from a living organism.
    See also:

    meaning

Another word for argument

Noun
  1. An effort to convince

    See also:

    discussion

  2. Material intended to convince

      1. plural form of reason
      2. third-person singular simple present indicative form of reason
      1. A thing or set of things helpful in forming a conclusion or judgment:
      2. Something indicative; an indication or set of indications:
      3. The means by which an allegation may be proven, such as oral testimony, documents, or physical objects.
      1. Use of reason, especially to form conclusions, inferences, or judgments.
      2. Evidence or arguments used in thinking or argumentation.
      1. An instance or occurrence of a particular kind or category:
      2. An occurrence of a disease or disorder:
      3. A set of circumstances or a state of affairs; a situation:
  3. Verbal disagreement

      1. A series of objects placed next to each other, usually in a straight line.
      2. A succession without a break or gap in time:
      3. A line of adjacent seats, as in a theater, auditorium, or classroom.
      1. An angry dispute; an altercation.
      2. A reason for a dispute or argument:
      3. To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily.
      1. To consider something; deliberate.
      2. To engage in argument by discussing opposing points.
      3. To engage in a formal discussion or argument.