contentious definition

  • adjective:
    • fond of contention; quarrelsome. See Synonyms at argumentative, belligerent.
    • Regarding or expected to cause assertion; questionable: "a central and controversial component of the guideā€ ( Tim W. Ferguson).
    • Marked by hot arguments or controversy.
    • Given to fighting other people out of envy or discord.
    • Fond of assertion; directed at annoyed debate; provoking dispute or contention; quarrelsome.
    • regarding contention or strife; involving or described as contention.
    • Contested; litigated; litigious; having capacity to decide conflict.
    • inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
    • concerning or prone to cause controversy
  • others:
    • likely to contend; fond of crazy discussion; quarrelsome; perverse; litigious.
    • regarding or described as assertion or strife; involving assertion or discussion.
    • in-law, concerning reasons between contending parties.

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