HyperDic: contention

English > 3 senses of the word contention:
NOUNcommunicationcontentiona point asserted as part of an argument
communicationcontention, controversy, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguinga contentious speech act
actcontention, competition, rivalrythe act of competing as for profit / profit or a prize
contention > pronunciation
Soundskahnteh'nshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > contention: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA point asserted as part of an argument.
Narrowersubmission(law) a contention presented by a lawyer to a judge or jury as part of the case he is arguing
Broaderassertion, averment, asseverationA declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
Spanishargumento, opinión
Catalanargument, opinió
Verbscontendmaintain or assert
English > contention: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement.
Synonymscontroversy, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing
Narrowerargy-bargy, argle-bargleA verbal / verbal / verbal dispute
fightAn intense verbal / verbal / verbal dispute
firestormAn outburst of controversy
polemicA controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
sparringAn argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage
Broaderdispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflictA disagreement or argument about something important
Spanishbronca, controversia, discusión, disputa, lid, pelea, pendencia, polémica, quimera, riña
Catalanargument, controvèrsia, discussió, disputa, lliça, polèmica
Adjectivescontentiousinclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
contentiousinvolving or likely to cause controversy
Verbscontendto make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
contendhave an argument about something
English > contention: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of competing as for profit / profit or a prize.
Example"the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
Synonymscompetition, rivalry
NarrowercontestA struggle between rivals
Broadergroup actionaction taken by a group of people
Oppositecooperationjoint operation or action
Spanishcompetencia, competición, contienda, rivalidad
Catalancompetència, competició, rivalitat
Verbscontendcompete for something

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