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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

    "a style described as abrasive and contentious"; "a disputatious lawyer"; "a litigious and acrimonious spirit"

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

    Antonyms:
    unargumentative, uncontroversial, noncontroversial

  2. contentious(adj)

    involving or likely to cause controversy

    "a central and contentious element of the book"- Tim W.Ferfuson

    Synonyms:
    litigious, disputatious, combative, disputative

    Antonyms:
    unargumentative, uncontroversial, noncontroversial

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contentious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    quarrelsome, cross, petulant, perverse

  2. contentious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    disputatious, captious, cavilling


Translations for contentious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • إثارة للخلافArabic
  • свадлив, споренBulgarian
  • controvertit, contenciósCatalan, Valencian
  • sporný, diskutabilníCzech
  • omstridtDanish
  • streitsüchtig, umstrittenGerman
  • φιλόνικοςGreek
  • belicoso, camorrista, controvertido, provocador, pendenciero, contenciosoSpanish
  • riidanhaluinen, riitaisa, kiistanalainen, riidanalainenFinnish
  • bagarreur, provocateur, batailleur, agressif, controversé, chamailleur, combatif, belliqueux, querelleur, contentieuxFrench
  • conspóideachIrish
  • विवादास्पदHindi
  • veszekedő, pörlekedő, vitatott, vitásHungarian
  • kontensiusIndonesian
  • bellicoso, provocatore, controverso, aggressivo, contenziosoItalian
  • שנוי במחלוקתHebrew
  • 争うJapanese
  • ವಿವಾದಾತ್ಮಕKannada
  • 논쟁의Korean
  • ex contentione,Latin
  • kūraruraruMāori
  • provocateur, agressief, ruziemaker, strijdlustig, omstreden, vechtjas, aangevochtenDutch
  • omstridteNorwegian
  • spornyPolish
  • controverso, conflituoso, contenciosaPortuguese
  • litigiosRomanian
  • дискуссионный, любящий спорить, спорный, вздорный, придирчивый, сварливыйRussian
  • omstridd, omtvistad, bråkigSwedish
  • சர்ச்சைக்குரியTamil
  • వివాదస్పదTelugu
  • ที่ถกเถียงกันThai
  • mücâdeleci, çekişmeli, kavgacı, tartışmalıTurkish
  • суперечливийUkrainian
  • cãi nhauVietnamese
  • פרוםYiddish
  • 争议Chinese

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