argument : Idioms & Phrases

Artificial arguments

  • (Rhet.), arguments invented by the speaker, in distinction from laws, authorities, and the like, which are called inartificial arguments or proofs. Johnson.
Webster 1913

literary argument

  • noun a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie
    • the editor added the argument to the poem

logical argument

  • noun a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning
    argumentation; line; argument; line of reasoning.
    • I can't follow your line of reasoning

specious argument

  • noun an argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious