Synonyms for contentionkənˈtɛn ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contention(noun)

    a point asserted as part of an argument

    Synonyms:
    contestation, arguing, disceptation, competition, disputation, rivalry, argument, tilt, controversy

  2. controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing(noun)

    a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

    Synonyms:
    debate, disceptation, lean, list, rivalry, careen, inclination, sway, leaning, contention, line, rock, argument, tilt, joust, controversy, competition, disputation, literary argument, contestation, line of reasoning, arguing, statement, argumentation, logical argument, public debate, parameter

  3. competition, contention, rivalry(noun)

    the act of competing as for profit or a prize

    Synonyms:
    rival, contestation, competitor, disceptation, competition, disputation, contender, rivalry, argument, arguing, contention, challenger, contest, tilt, controversy

Wiktionary

  1. contention(noun)

    Synonyms:
    wrangling

  2. contention(noun)

    struggle, contest, strife, argument, debate

    Synonyms:
    wrangling

  3. contention(noun)

    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.

    Synonyms:
    wrangling

  4. contention(noun)

    Competition by parts of a system or its users for a limited resource.

    Synonyms:
    wrangling

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. contention

    A feud is enmity between families, clans, or parties, with acts of hostility mutually retaliated and avenged; feud is rarely used of individuals, never of nations. While all the other words of the group may refer to that which is transient, a feud is long-enduring, and often hereditary. Dissension is used of a number of persons, of a party or other organization. Bitterness is in feeling only; enmity and hostility involve will and purpose to oppose or injure. A quarrel is in word or act, or both, and is commonly slight and transient, as we speak of childish quarrels; contention and strife may be in word or deed; contest ordinarily involves some form of action. Contest is often used in a good sense, contention and strife very rarely so. Controversy is commonly in words; strife extends from verbal controversy to the contests of armies. Affray, brawl, and broil, like quarrel, are words of inferior dignity. An affray or broil may arise at a street corner; the affray always involves physical force; the brawl or broil may be confined to violent language.

    Synonyms:
    affray, animosity, bitterness, brawl, broil, contest, controversy, dispute, dissension, enmity, feud, fray, hostility, quarrel, strife

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