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Meaning of contentious

con•ten•tious

Pronunciation: (kun-ten'shus), [key]
— adj.
  1. tending to argument or strife; quarrelsome: a contentious crew.
  2. causing, involving, or characterized by argument or controversy: contentious issues.
  3. pertaining to causes between contending parties.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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