Synonyms of contentious


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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Definition and meaning of contentious (Dictionary)