Synonyms of argument in English:


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1‘he had a long argument with Tony’


quarrel, disagreement, squabble, fight, difference of opinion, dispute, wrangle, clash, altercation, feud, dissension, war of words, contretemps, exchange of views

debate, discussion, discourse, disputation, controversy

informal tiff, barney, set-to, dust-up, bust-up, shouting match, slanging match, spat, ding-dong, falling-out

British informal row

British informal afters

Scottish informal rammy

2‘his arguments for the existence of God’


reasoning, line of reasoning, logic, case

defence, justification, vindication, apology, explanation, rationalization

evidence, reasons, grounds

argumentation, polemic

assertion, declaration, claim, plea, contention, expostulation, demonstration

3‘the argument of the book’


theme, topic, subject matter

gist, outline, summary, synopsis, abstract, precis

plot, storyline