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contentious (adj.)

early 15c., contencios, "characterized by contention;" c. 1500, "quarrelsome, apt to contend," from Latin contentiosus "obstinate, quarrelsome," from contentionem (nominative contentio) "a vigorous struggling, a contest, a fight," noun of action from past-participle stem of contendere (see contend). Related: Contentiously; contentiousness.

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Definitions of contentious from WordNet

contentious (adj.)
inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits;
a style described as abrasive and contentious
Synonyms: combative / disputatious / disputative / litigious
contentious (adj.)
involving or likely to cause controversy; "a central and contentious element of the book"- Tim W.Ferfuson;
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