Translation of "argument" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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argumentnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈɑːɡ.jə.mənt/ us /ˈɑːrɡ.jə.mənt/

argument noun [ C or U ] (DISAGREEMENT)

B1 a disagreement, or the process of disagreeing

The children had an argument about/over what game to play. 那群孩子為了玩哪個遊戲吵了起來。
He got into an argument with Jeff in the pub last night. 昨晚他和傑夫在酒館裡起了爭執。
A decision was finally made after some heated argument. 經過激烈的爭辯,最終作出了一項決定。

More examples

  • Don't drag me into your argument! It's nothing to do with me.
  • We were having a friendly argument about Green politics.
  • It was a really nice day, spoilt only by a little argument in the car on the way home.
  • We had a dreadful argument in the restaurant, but he phoned me the next day to apologize.
  • We had an argument with our neighbours, and now they won't even talk to us.

argument noun [ C or U ] (REASON)

B2 a reason or reasons why you support or oppose an idea or suggestion, or the process of explaining these reasons

Now that we've heard all the arguments for and against the proposal, let's vote on it. 支持和反對這項提議的所有理由我們都已經聽過了,是否可以對此進行表決了?
[ + that ] Her husband was not convinced by her argument that they needed a bigger house. 她提出理由說他們需要一個比較大的房子,但是她的丈夫沒有被說服。
I don't think that's a very strong/convincing/powerful argument. 我認為這個論點不太站得住腳/令人信服/有說服力。
The central argument (= main point) of the book is that some of the plays were not written by Shakespeare. 這本書的中心論點是,有幾個劇本並非出自莎士比亞之手。

More examples

  • The essence of his argument was that education should continue throughout life.
  • Could you go over the main points of your argument again, Professor?
  • He is impervious to criticism and rational argument.
  • Students need the ability to construct a logical argument.
  • I'll just summarize the main points of the argument in a few words if I may.

(Translation of “argument” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)