a point asserted as part of an argument
controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing(noun)
a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
"they were involved in a violent argument"
competition, contention, rivalry(noun)
the act of competing as for profit or a prize
"the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
struggle, contest, strife, argument, debate
A point maintained in an argument, or a line of argument taken in its support; the subject matter of discussion of strife; a position taken or contended for.
It is my contention that state lotteries are taxes on stupid people.
Competition by parts of a system or its users for a limited resource.
Origin: From contencion, from contencion, from contentio, from contendere, past participle contentus; see contend.
a violent effort or struggle to obtain, or to resist, something; contest; strife
strife in words; controversy; altercation; quarrel; dispute; as, a bone of contention
vehemence of endeavor; eagerness; ardor; zeal
a point maintained in an argument, or a line of argument taken in its support; the subject matter of discussion or strife; a position taken or contended for
The numerical value of contention in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of contention in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Spread the table and contention will cease.
If there was strife and contention in the home, very little else in life could compensate for it.
Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.
It’s unusual for me to finish 23rd but things like this happen from time to time and I knew it would be hard for me to stay in contention after such a mistake.
The most fun is contention, it's not fun propping up fields. I don't do this to finish 40th and have no excitement. The happiest I am on the course is in contention. I'd rather be that guy.
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