from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by a strong implicit point of view; partisan: a tendentious account of the recent elections.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a tendency; written or spoken with a partisan, biased or prejudiced purpose.
- adj. Implicitly or explicitly slanted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one
Engage in tendentious misinterpretation of said piece.
But then you delight in tendentious bullshit now don’t you Matty, just like your Obambi.
Finally, while this isn’t an objection specific to this line of argument, it’s worth saying one more time how obnoxious and tendentious is all this talk about the supposed rights of “foreign terrorists.”
This opinion was roundly (but not uniformly) criticized as being an extremely tendentious, that is to say, mistaken, reading of the relevant statutes -- but obviously, Jackson was comfortable that it was within the bounds of what the legal culture would allow, even if he did not think that it represented the "best" legal answer to the important question that was posed to him.
Calio recalls a tendentious debate in the Roosevelt Room over steel tariffs.
But this review can only be described as tendentious, biased, and misleading.
This kind of tendentious whimsy is more peculiar than interesting; as the pages turn, one becomes inured to it and begins to yawn.
These kind of tendentious pronouncements from Iran's president make many in the west uncomfortable.
In any event, for all our disagreement, I certainly welcome Professor Mazlish's use of the word "tendentious"; I did indeed have what Webster's dictionary calls a "reformatory intent," along with a definite viewpoint to express, and I made clear that position to the best of my ability.
Our adversaries can all the less deny it this character, as, according to them, the authors of the New Testament are "tendentious", that is to say, inclined more than is right to give a bias to things so as to make them acceptable.
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