Definitions for contentionkənˈtɛn ʃən
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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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Spread the table and contention will cease.
It was a real bone of contention, they weren't happy about it, but they all survived.
No man resolved to make the most of himself has time to waste on personal contention.
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.
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