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contentious 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/kənˈtenCHəs/,
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Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial,
  1. Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial
    • - a contentious issue
  2. Involving heated argument
    • - the socioeconomic plan had been the subject of contentious debate
  3. (of a person) Given to arguing or provoking argument
    • - a contentious amateur politician who has offended minority groups
  4. Relating to or involving differences between contending parties


  1. inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits; "a style described as abrasive and contentious"; "a disputatious lawyer"; "a litigious and acrimonious spirit"
  2. involving or likely to cause controversy; "a central and contentious element of the book"- Tim W.Ferfuson
  3. (contentiousness) quarrelsomeness: an inclination to be quarrelsome and contentious
  4. Marked by heated arguments or controversy; Given to struggling with others out of jealousy or discord
  5. A dispute that calls for a legal remedy.
  6. tending to argument or strife; quarrelsome
  7. A dimension of communicator style exemplified by argumentativeness; and the desire to debate points.
  8. someone who habitually opposes people for no particular reason