An argument is a discussion or debate in which a number of people put forward different or opposing opinions. The incident has triggered fresh arguments about public spending. The issue has caused heated political argument. Synonyms: debate, questioning, claim, row More Synonyms of argument.
In the American legal system, argumentative is an evidentiary objection raised in response to a question which prompts a witness to draw inferences from facts of the case. One common misconception is that argumentative questions are meant only to cause a witness to argue with the examiner.