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3 dicționare găsite pentru contentious
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Contentious \Con*ten"tious\, a. [L. contentiosus: cf. F.
     1. Fond of contention; given to angry debate; provoking
        dispute or contention; quarrelsome.
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              Despotic and contentious temper.      --Macaulay.
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     2. Relating to contention or strife; involving or
        characterized by contention. --Spenser.
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              More cheerful, though not less contentious, regions.
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     3. (Law) Contested; litigated; litigious; having power to
        decide controversy.
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     Contentious jurisdiction (Eng. Eccl. Law), jurisdiction
        over matters in controversy between parties, in
        contradistinction to voluntary jurisdiction, or that
        exercised upon matters not opposed or controverted.
     Syn: Quarrelsome; pugnacious; dissentious; wrangling;
          litigious; perverse; peevish. -- Con*ten"tious*ly,
          adv. -- Con*ten"tious*ness, n.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

       adj 1: 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" [syn: disputatious,
               disputative, litigious]
       2: involving or likely to cause controversy; "a central and
          contentious element of the book"- Tim W.Ferfuson
       3: having or showing a ready disposition to fight; "bellicose
          young officers"; "a combative impulse"; "a contentious
          nature" [syn: battleful, bellicose, combative]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "contentious":
     aggravating, aggravative, aggressive, annoying, antagonistic,
     argumental, argumentative, battling, bellicose, belligerent,
     bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, cat-and-dog, cat-and-doggish,
     chauvinist, chauvinistic, combative, controversial, dialectic,
     disputatious, enemy, eristic, exasperating, exasperative,
     ferocious, fierce, fighting, full of fight, hawkish, hostile,
     ill-humored, inimical, irritating, jingo, jingoish, jingoist,
     jingoistic, litigious, logomachic, martial, militant, militaristic,
     military, offensive, pilpulistic, polemic, pro and con,
     provocative, pugnacious, quarrelsome, saber-rattling, sanguinary,
     sanguineous, savage, scrappy, soldierlike, soldierly,
     trigger-happy, truculent, unfriendly, unpacific, unpeaceable,
     unpeaceful, warlike, warmongering, warring  

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