arguer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n arguer someone who engages in debate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Arguer One who argues; a reasoner; a disputant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n arguer One who argues; a reasoner; a disputer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Arguer one who argues: a reasoner
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. arguer—L. argutāre, freq. of arguĕre, to prove.

Usage

In literature:

Here am I, a priest, obliged to leave my own ground and argue with arguers.
"The Village Rector" by Honore de Balzac
Martin: I suspect these clever arguers.
"Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard" by Eleanor Farjeon
Samuel Johnson, although he was very sorry to be poor, 'was a great arguer for the advantages of poverty' in his ill days.
"The Pocket R.L.S. Being Favourite Passages from the Works of Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
On either side enough may be said by any arguer to convince at any rate himself.
"He Knew He Was Right" by Anthony Trollope
Dr. Lloyd replied; and as he was no very skilful arguer, his reply injured him perhaps more than my assault.
"A Strange Story, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I am the arguer only, and, in my heart, all the time acquit and worship the divine creature.
"Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
He is a bore; all arguers are.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Arguers and spouters are invariably asses.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 583" by Various
Phadrick, ahagur, he'll make the darlin' of an arguer whin he gets the robes an him.
"Going To Maynooth Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
And all of you who are great reasoners and arguers will laugh at this ridiculous little simile of life drawn by a woman; but I do not care.
"Beyond The Rocks" by Elinor Glyn
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