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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contentious, combative, disputatious, disputative, litigious(adj)

    inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

    bellicose, agonistic, battleful, agonistical, litigious, disputative, combative, disputatious, contentious

    unargumentative, uncontroversial, noncontroversial

  2. contentious(adj)

    involving or likely to cause controversy

    litigious, disputatious, combative, disputative

    unargumentative, uncontroversial, noncontroversial

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contentious(a.)

    quarrelsome, cross, petulant, perverse

  2. contentious(a.)

    disputatious, captious, cavilling

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  • свадлив, споренBulgarian
  • controvertit, contenciósCatalan, Valencian
  • spornýCzech
  • streitsüchtig, umstrittenGerman
  • belicoso, camorrista, controvertido, provocador, pendenciero, contenciosoSpanish
  • riidanhaluinen, riitaisa, kiistanalainenFinnish
  • bagarreur, provocateur, batailleur, agressif, controversé, chamailleur, combatif, belliqueux, querelleurFrench
  • conspóideachIrish
  • veszekedő, pörlekedő, vitatott, vitásHungarian
  • bellicoso, provocatore, controverso, aggressivoItalian
  • kūraruraruMāori
  • provocateur, agressief, ruziemaker, strijdlustig, omstreden, vechtjas, aangevochtenDutch
  • spornyPolish
  • controverso, conflituosoPortuguese
  • дискуссионный, любящий спорить, спорный, вздорный, придирчивыйRussian
  • omstridd, omtvistad, bråkigSwedish
  • mücâdeleci, çekişmeli, kavgacı, tartışmalıTurkish

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