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  • adj. Common misspelling of tendentious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one


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  • Honestly, I have to ask: are you always this tendencious, or is this reserved for occasions when the cult requires an ardent defense?

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  • The tragic consequence of mass communications has been the dissemination of tendencious knowledge to enslave the minds of mankind, rather than free us to experience our own ignorance until we learn better.

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  • INFOBAE from Argentina reports the inaccurate and very tendencious EFE report who takes great care to point out that all meeting points were "en areas pudientes" implying that only rich people showed up.

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  • Accordingly, Feisal sent back tendencious answers; and the correspondence continued brilliantly.

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  • Nor was this degradation inexcusable: Van Gogh was a preacher, and too often his delicious and sensitive works of art are smeared over, to their detriment, with tendencious propaganda.

    Since Cézanne

  • They are vexed by the teaching implicit in Ibsen's tendencious plays; so am I.

    Since Cézanne

  • Among the contributors of the highly tendencious articles was the well-known historian Dr. Friedjung, who made extensive use of documents supplied him by the Vienna Foreign Office.

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  • I have called, or half-called, this book tendencious; but in a certain larger view it is not so.

    Dona Perfecta

  • These were, indeed, tendencious, if I may Anglicize a very necessary word from the Spanish _tendencioso_.

    Dona Perfecta

  • For her, as I confess for me, "Dona Perfecta" is not realistic enough -- realistic as it is; for realism at its best is not tendencious.

    Dona Perfecta


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