Adjective(1) inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits(2) involving or likely to cause controversy
(1) Although many agreed that this system was not compatible with separation, the introduction of a new system was highly contentious and hotly debated.(2) A strongly contentious figure, he garnered many enemies as well as advocates.(3) As well, the contentious debate over the full disclosure of vulnerabilities will continue to rage amongst security stakeholders.(4) E-mail is a notoriously bad way to resolve serious disputes over contentious issues, since it easily leads to harsh tones and misunderstandings.(5) Her request was made during a contentious debate about raising admissions standards at Nevada's public institutions, which she opposes.(6) In the long run the most contentious issue is likely to be wages.(7) The book fails to portray the bawdy and contentious woman who wanted always to be on center stage.(8) I don't like breaches and I am not a particularly contentious person at all, but if my back is against the wall I can certainly muster all my inner forces.(9) I feel somewhat guilty for dismissing what is certainly a very contentious debate in a few lines yesterday.(10) The transgene contamination is certain to fuel the contentious debate over the use of genetically modified crops.(11) That is a very real concern, as is the fact that the Minister has the power to resolve any contentious or unresolved issues to do with scopes of practice.(12) He said car use in the city centre was likely to be contentious , but that cars should not be banned - just used in moderation.(13) A contentious and nuanced debate within our polity that is therefore sure to continue is the one about the value and meaning of neo-conservatism.(14) What these beneficiaries of social mobility urged on contentious workers was pious resignation, and in no city did they sermonize more harshly than in Rouen.(15) As I stated in the opening paragraph of my article, the issue is contentious and controversial.(16) The most contentious issue is likely to be a provision encouraging commissioners to facilitate voluntary co-operation by witness to be heard in private.
(1) contentious issue :: omstrede kwessie
1. controversial ::
2. heated ::
3. disputatious ::
1. pacific ::
2. peaceable ::
3. peaceful ::
contentious, contentiously, contentiousness
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I grew up with an older brother
and a very CONTENTIOUS twin sister.
The Big Bang Theory Season 3, Episode 2
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