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- 1. contentious, combative, disputatious, disputative, litigious, argumentative (vs. unargumentative)
- usage: 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"
- 2. contentious, controversial (vs. uncontroversial)
- usage: involving or likely to cause controversy; "a central and contentious element of the book"- Tim W.Ferfuson
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