A discussion in which both participants have strong opposing views. A verbal disagreement. The argument between the parents and the school board was about continuing a popular but expensive after-school program for children. back
a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
a disagreement, a quarrel, a dispute or debate
a piece of reasoning, not a quarrel or a fight
a set of statements in which a claim is made, support is offered for it, in an attempt to influence someone in a context of disagreement