HyperDic: contentious

English > 2 senses of the word contentious:
ADJECTIVEallcontentious, combative, disputatious, disputative, litigiousinclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
allcontentiousinvolving or likely to cause controversy
contentious > pronunciation
Soundskahnteh'nshahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > contentious: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningInclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits.
Example"a style described as abrasive and contentious"
Synonymscombative, disputatious, disputative, litigious
Broaderargumentativegiven to or characterized by argument
Spanishcontencioso, discutidor, litigante, litigioso, polemista
Catalanlitigant
Nounscontentiona contentious speech act
contentiousnessan inclination to be quarrelsome and contentious
English > contentious: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningInvolving or likely to cause controversy.
Example"a central and contentious element of the book"- Tim W.Ferfuson
Broadercontroversialmarked by or capable of arousing controversy
Spanishcontrovertido
Catalancontenciós, controvertit
Nounscontentiona contentious speech act

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