Synonyms of argument
1 reasonDictionary • There's a strong argument for lowering the price.
reason • I hope you have a good reason for your behaviour.
case • Both these facts strengthen the case against hanging.
reasoning • the reasoning behind the decision
defence • a spirited defence of the government's economic progress
excuse • There is no excuse for what he did.
logic • The plan was based on sound commercial logic.
justification • I knew there was no justification for what I was doing.
rationale • the rationale for punishment
dialectic • He spent much time learning rhetoric and dialectic.
line of reasoning
2 debateDictionary • The issue has caused heated political argument.
debate • There has been a lot of debate about this point.
claim • He rejected claims that he had had an affair.
discussion • There was a discussion about the wording of the report.
issue • Is it right for the Church to express a view on political issues?
controversy • The proposed cuts have caused considerable controversy.
contention • Sufficient research evidence exists to support this contention.
assertion • assertions that the recession is truly over
polemic • a polemic against the danger of secret societies
3 quarrelDictionary • She got into a heated argument with a stranger.
quarrel • I had a terrible quarrel with my other brothers.
fight • He had a big fight with his dad last night.
row • A man was stabbed to death in a family row.
clash • Inside government, there was a clash of views.
dispute • The dispute between them is settled.
disagreement • My instructor and I had a brief disagreement.
misunderstanding • a misunderstanding between friends
feud • a long and bitter feud between families
squabble • There have been minor squabbles about phone bills.
wrangle • He was involved in a legal wrangle with the Health Secretary.
difference of opinion
tiff • She was walking home after a tiff with her boyfriend.
altercation • I had an altercation with some people who objected to our filming.
falling out (informal)
PHRASE:▷ without argument
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altercationAn altercation is a noisy argument or disagreement.
• I had an altercation with some people who objected to our filming.
assertionIf someone asserts a fact or belief, they state it firmly. (noun)
• assertions that the recession is truly over
caseThe case for or against a plan or idea consists of the facts and reasons used to support it or oppose it.
• Both these facts strengthen the case against hanging.
Thesaurus for argument from the Collins English Thesaurus
a quarrel; altercation
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