Part of speech:
Discussion in which there is disagreement; debate
A marriage or an arrangement of marriage:
A fight, struggle, conflict, or controversy
To examine or consider a subject in speech or writing.
(Obs.) To make useless
To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by argument or proof:
An argument or controversial discussion
To set as an opposite in position:
To pose a question or questions regarding (something); analyze or examine:
To strive in competition, as in a race; vie:
(Obsolete) To engage in conversation or discussion.
To argue (a person) into or out of something
To be liable or accountable:
To think about (something) with thoroughness and care.
To balance or ponder in the mind; consider in order to make a choice
(Archaic) To quarrel (with)
To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
(Slang) To talk, esp. in a boring or abusive way
To render (a subject or issue) irrelevant:
To pass (gossip, rumor, etc.) about freely and carelessly
Given to contention; quarrelsome.
Fond of controversy; disputatious.
That can be questioned or disputed
Of or characteristic of a dialect; dialectal
Of questionable character:
Subject to doubt or question; uncertain.
Uncertain; undecided; doubtful
Of, characteristic of, or suitable for a law court, public debate, or formal argumentation
Of dubious morality or respectability:
(--- Archaic) A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
In constitutional law, an actual, definite, and concrete dispute over legal rights between parties with adverse interests wherein one party is seeking an adjudication of the dispute and specific relief of a conclusive nature. Also called case or controversy requirement. See also adversary proceeding.
Difference of opinion; disagreement.
A mock court in which hypothetical cases are argued, usually as an academic exercise for students
To examine or discuss in detail; look over carefully
To think about in order to understand or decide; ponder
To think or consider carefully and fully; esp., to consider reasons for and against a thing in order to make up one's mind
To study or analyze:
To struggle or work hard in trying to beat or overcome someone or something; contend
To arrange or settle by discussion and mutual agreement:
To have a conference or discussion, esp. with an enemy; confer
To find fault or disagree:
To present opposing evidence or arguments.
To fight with an opponent in a short bout or practice session, as in boxing or the martial arts.
A vehement quarrel.
An incongruity or unpleasant juxtaposition of different colors or elements.
An assertion put forward in argument:
Something that is difficult, as a hard problem or an obstacle or objection
A conflict or difference of opinion.
(Informal) A quarrel, fight, etc.
A quick, slapping sound
A noisy quarrel, often about a trivial matter.
A fit of irritation.
A quarrel; dispute; argument
A heated argument; squabble
Any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. rhabarbarum, having long edible green or reddish leafstalks that are usually cooked and sweetened.
The act of disputing; debate.
The art or study of formal debate; argumentation.
the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
To separate or keep out by means of a fence or other barrier:
The method of logic used by Hegel and adapted by Marx to observable social and economic processes: it is based on the principle that an idea or event (thesis) generates its opposite (antithesis), leading to a reconciliation of opposites (synthesis)
Consideration and discussion of alternatives before reaching a decision
To raise arguments against; voice opposition to.
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