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Argumentativeness

Absolute, Sir Anthony
warm-hearted but testy; always blames others. [Br. Drama.: The Rivals]
Caterpillar
peevishly disputes with Alice. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
Lessways, Hilda
husband Edwin could never agree with her. [Br. Lit.: The Clayhanger Trilogy]
Naggleton, Mr. and Mrs
. contentious and fault finding couple. [Br. Lit.: Punch, 1864–1865; Brewer Handbook, 742]
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