Argumentativeness


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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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The relationship between argumentativeness to verbal aggression.
Two aggressive communication traits associated with such behaviors are argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness.
Perceived instructor argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness in the college classroom: Effects on student perceptions of climate, apprehension, and state motivation.
Testing the efficacy of a communication training program to increase argumentativeness and argumentative behavior in adolescents.
Communication traits and leadership emergence: Examining the impact of argumentativeness, communication apprehension, and verbal aggressiveness in work groups.
Individual differences and compliance gaining message selection: The effects of verbal aggressiveness, argumentativeness, dogmatism, and negativism.
At points, the allusiveness and argumentativeness seem to become entirely unhinged, as when a discussion of Shepard's Parable somehow blends in the lyrics of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "Wives and Lovers.
Our differences are mainly a question of style," Morgan said, saying the incumbent "is known for her divisiveness and argumentativeness, while my style is more inclusive.
Many problems were associated with low frustration levels, poor anger management, argumentativeness, and other difficulties with coping and regulating behaviors in social situations.
Applying Montesquieu's environmentalist social theories to regional political character, Jefferson assumed that the pressure of an increasing population on a limited land supply caused New Englanders' natural argumentativeness.
No studies specifically evaluate effective treatments for ODD (distinguished by chronic argumentativeness and refusal to comply with adult requests) for adolescent patients.

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