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tendentiousness

Definitions

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  • noun The characteristic of being tendentious.

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

  • noun an intentional and controversial bias

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Isn't a certain tendentiousness par for the course?

    Ansel Adams at 100

  • Isn't a certain tendentiousness par for the course?

    Ansel Adams at 100

  • Second, the view from abroad lacks the tendentiousness of American commentators, who have long ago dug into their partisan bunkers (The New York Times is bad, but The Wall Street Journal is so unrelievedly dogmatic that it makes you cry for the old days of kindly Robert Bartley).

    Robert Teitelman: Politics and economic truths

  • The Thomas B. Fordham Institute notes that in its last review in 2003, many state U.S. history standards were plagued by "overtly left-wing political tendentiousness and ideological indoctrination."

    Study: U.S. history standards in most schools 'mediocre-to-awful'

  • Second, the view from abroad lacks the tendentiousness of American commentators, who have long ago dug into their partisan bunkers (The New York Times is bad, but The Wall Street Journal is so unrelievedly dogmatic that it makes you cry for the old days of kindly Robert Bartley).

    Robert Teitelman: Politics and economic truths

  • Second, the view from abroad lacks the tendentiousness of American commentators, who have long ago dug into their partisan bunkers (The New York Times is bad, but The Wall Street Journal is so unrelievedly dogmatic that it makes you cry for the old days of kindly Robert Bartley).

    Robert Teitelman: Politics and economic truths

  • But when you put the two together, bias plus tendentiousness/errors, you can perhaps persuade people whose minds are not closed that HRW, at least in its Israel reporting, should be treated more like a participant in the (ideological part of the) Arab-Israeli conflict, and less like a neutral observer.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Taking the Yglesias Challenge on Human Rights Watch

  • If a film is entertaining and it manages to convey a message while avoiding the expected leftist Hollywood tendentiousness and my son – who is a film enthusiast – likes it, there must be something in it.

    Defendor « Anglican Samizdat

  • I'll let readers such as our conservative regular, Peter, wrestle with the straw men inhabiting that thicket of tendentiousness.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • If his reference is little more than a personal preference seasoned with a pinch of contemporary middle-class pseudo-reasoned tendentiousness, why would he think he has the right to impose his version morality on the rest of us; if it is an absolute reference, he has denied his own premise.

    2010 May « Anglican Samizdat

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  • I really enjoyed this word...reminds me of sententious.

    April 28, 2008

  • I agree, it's a fun word to say out loud.

    April 28, 2008