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Based on the conscious use of reasoning rather than on intuition
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  1. Based on the conscious use of reasoning rather than on intuition
  2. Wandering from one topic to another; skimming over many apparently unconnected subjects; rambling; desultory; digressive
  3. (Philosophy) Using reason and argument rather than intuition.
Stating facts and suggesting that particular inferences and conclusions can be drawn from them. Stating facts and suggesting that particular inferences and conclusions can be drawn from them.
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  1. Stating facts and suggesting that particular inferences and conclusions can be drawn from them. Stating facts and suggesting that particular inferences and conclusions can be drawn from them.
  2. Of or containing argument; controversial
  3. Of or characterized by argument:
That which can be contested.
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Inclined to dispute; fond of arguing; contentious
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  1. Inclined to dispute; fond of arguing; contentious
  2. Of or relating to something that is in question as to its value or intent.
  3. Inclined to argue or debate; provoking debate.
A vehement quarrel.
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  1. A vehement quarrel.
  2. An angry or heated argument
A summary or short statement of the plot or subject of a literary work.
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  1. A summary or short statement of the plot or subject of a literary work.
  2. (--- Archaic) A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
  3. (Linguistics) A word, phrase, or clause in a semantic relation with a word or phrase and that helps complete the meaning of that word or phrase, such as a noun phrase that is the object of a verb. The clause that we go is an argument of the verb suggest in the sentence I suggest that we go.
(Archaic) A skirmish or quarrel
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  1. (Archaic) A skirmish or quarrel
  2. An angry quarrel; a squabble.
  3. A small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub.
A sharp disagreement; conflict
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  1. A sharp disagreement; conflict
  2. A violent conflict or confrontation.
  3. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
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  1. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
  2. A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
  3. The act of contending; strife, struggle, controversy, dispute, quarrel, etc.
A difference in views, especially in public, between individuals taking opposite sides on a particular issue.
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  1. A difference in views, especially in public, between individuals taking opposite sides on a particular issue.
  2. The act or practice of engaging in such disputes:
  3. 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.
A discussion involving opposing points; an argument.
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  1. A discussion involving opposing points; an argument.
  2. Deliberation; consideration:
  3. Discussion or consideration of opposing reasons; argument about or deliberation on a question
A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
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  1. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
  2. The condition or quality of being difficult:
  3. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
Refusal to agree or comply
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  1. Refusal to agree or comply
  2. Failure to agree; difference; incongruity; discrepancy
  3. A quarrel or dispute
(Obs.) A fight
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  1. (Obs.) A fight
  2. A verbal controversy; a debate.
  3. A disputing; argument; debate
Power or readiness to fight; pugnacious spirit
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  1. Power or readiness to fight; pugnacious spirit
  2. A confrontation between opposing groups in which each attempts to harm or gain power over the other, as with bodily force or weapons.
  3. A quarrel or conflict:
A reason for a dispute or argument:
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  1. A reason for a dispute or argument:
  2. An angry dispute; an altercation.
  3. A dispute or disagreement, esp. one marked by anger and deep resentment
A quarrel or argument.
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  1. A quarrel or argument.
  2. (Informal) A quarrel, fight, etc.
  3. An encounter; a scrape or brush; especially one involving trouble or difficulty.
A gaiterlike covering for the instep and ankle, usually of heavy cloth
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  1. A gaiterlike covering for the instep and ankle, usually of heavy cloth
  2. (Informal) A brief, petty quarrel or dispute
  3. A larva of an oyster or similar bivalve that has settled by attaching to a surface.
A noisy, petty quarrel or dispute; wrangle
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  1. A noisy, petty quarrel or dispute; wrangle
  2. A noisy quarrel, often about a trivial matter.
A petty quarrel.
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  1. A petty quarrel.
  2. A slight quarrel; spat
  3. A little drink of weak liquor or punch
A speech sound, or series of such sounds, serving to communicate meaning and consisting of at least one base morpheme with or without prefixes or suffixes; unit of language between the morpheme and the sentence
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  1. A speech sound, or series of such sounds, serving to communicate meaning and consisting of at least one base morpheme with or without prefixes or suffixes; unit of language between the morpheme and the sentence
  2. A command or direction; an order:
  3. An assurance or promise; sworn intention:
The act of wrangling.
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  1. The act of wrangling.
  2. An angry, noisy argument or dispute.
A troublesome situation
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  1. A troublesome situation
  2. Trouble; bother.
  3. An argument or a fight.
Any of a genus (Rheum) of perennial, large-leaved plants of the buckwheat family; esp., the domestic pieplant (R. rhaponticum), having large, cordate leaf blades borne on long, thick stalks: the stalks are cooked into a sauce or baked in pies, but the blades are poisonous
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  1. Any of a genus (Rheum) of perennial, large-leaved plants of the buckwheat family; esp., the domestic pieplant (R. rhaponticum), having large, cordate leaf blades borne on long, thick stalks: the stalks are cooked into a sauce or baked in pies, but the blades are poisonous
  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. (Informal) A quarrel, fight, or heated discussion.
(Informal) An argument or altercation.
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  1. (Informal) An argument or altercation.
  2. An intertwisted, confused mass of things, as string, branches, etc.; snarl
  3. (Informal) A fight, quarrel, or argument
Apt to argue; contentious
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  1. Apt to argue; contentious
  2. Of or characterized by argument:
  3. Of or containing argument; controversial
Fond of fighting or struggling; ready or eager to fight; pugnacious
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  1. Fond of fighting or struggling; ready or eager to fight; pugnacious
  2. Given to fighting; disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.
  3. Eager or disposed to fight.
Provoking or likely to provoke controversy
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  1. Provoking or likely to provoke controversy
  2. Of or marked by contention
  3. Involving or causing contention; controversial:
Of or relating to something that is in question as to its value or intent.
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  1. Of or relating to something that is in question as to its value or intent.
  2. Inclined to argue or debate; provoking debate.
  3. Inclined to dispute; fond of arguing; contentious
Of something or someone provoking strife, controversy or discord.
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  1. Of something or someone provoking strife, controversy or discord.
  2. Of or provoking controversy or given to sophistical argument and specious reasoning
  3. Given to or characterized by disputatious, often specious argument.
Inclined to engage in lawsuits.
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  1. Inclined to engage in lawsuits.
  2. Quarrelsome
  3. Argumentative or combative.
Inclined or ready to quarrel
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  1. Inclined or ready to quarrel
  2. Given to quarreling; contentious.
  3. Marked by quarreling.
Made of scraps; consisting of odds and ends
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  1. Made of scraps; consisting of odds and ends
  2. (Informal) Fond of fighting, arguing, etc.; aggressive
  3. Quarrelsome; contentious.
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