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UK [ˈɑː(r)ɡjʊmənt] / US [ˈɑrɡjəmənt] noun
Word forms "argument":
singular argument plural arguments
Metaphor:
An argument is like a fight or war, with people attacking each other's opinions and defending their own. She tried to defend herself against his attacks on her ideas. She shot down his argument. That is an indefensible point of view. I decided to pursue another line of attack. We had a big fight last night, and I went home early. There was a lot of conflict over what to do next. They clashed over who to appoint. It was a real battle of wits. We did battle with the council about the plans. I've crossed swords with them before. Tom is always the first to leap to her defence.  angry, criticize, idea
1)
a) [countable] an angry disagreement between people

a heated argument (= extremely angry disagreement)

without an argument:

They won't accept higher prices without an argument.

have an argument (with someone):

I've had an argument with my girlfriend.

get into an argument (with someone):

Every time we visit my family, he gets into an argument with my sister.

argument about/over:

I try to avoid arguments about money.

b) a discussion or debate between people with different views, opinions etc
win/lose an argument:

We can win this argument if we present the facts clearly.

argument about/over:

The party is involved in an argument over economic policy.

2) [countable/uncountable] a reason or set of reasons that you use for persuading other people to support your views, opinions etc

The Court of Appeal rejected her arguments.

His main argument is stated in the opening chapter.

argument for/against:

There are powerful arguments against releasing them from prison.

You could make an argument for working shorter hours.


English dictionary. 2014.

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