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- n. The state of being contentious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disposition to wrangle or contend; proneness to strife; perverseness; quarrelsomeness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inclination to be quarrelsome and contentious
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He blames the "contentiousness" in television news on Fox News.
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The ruling may bring to end one portion of a years-long dispute between Blackboard and Desire2learn, one whose implications and contentiousness have reached out well beyond the courtroom.
American Football Coaches Association executive director Grant Teaff laments that there are no winners when such contentiousness lingers: It personally concerns me that coaches and institutions have to go through that.
Yes: it is encouraging when truth seeks the light, wherever it may be, but beyond Penn State, 2011 was marked by a dreary onslaught of scandals, contentiousness, lockouts and litigation.
The House was designed to reflect our natural contentiousness as a people.
The contentiousness of funding Greece's bailout makes any further bailouts, whether for Portugal or for Greece in a second round, look remote.
Given the contentiousness of so much of Jewish discourse on both the Left as well as the Right, the seemingly robust nature of Jewish life at present hides a profound discombobulation that has led us to dysfunction and political catastrophe.
Now, some of this contentiousness can be attributed to the incredibly difficult moment in which we find ourselves as a nation.
So much for reducing contentiousness and court battles.