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Synonyms for contention
kənˈtɛn ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contention(noun)

    a point asserted as part of an argument

    Synonyms:
    contestation, arguing, disceptation, competition, disputation, rivalry, argument, tilt, controversy

  2. controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing(noun)

    a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

    "they were involved in a violent argument"

    Synonyms:
    debate, disceptation, lean, list, rivalry, careen, inclination, sway, leaning, line, rock, argument, tilt, joust, controversy, competition, disputation, literary argument, contestation, line of reasoning, arguing, statement, argumentation, logical argument, public debate, parameter

  3. competition, contention, rivalry(noun)

    the act of competing as for profit or a prize

    "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"

    Synonyms:
    rival, contestation, competitor, disceptation, competition, disputation, contender, rivalry, argument, arguing, challenger, contest, tilt, controversy

Wiktionary

  1. contention(noun)

    Synonyms:
    wrangling

  2. contention(noun)

    struggle, contest, strife, argument, debate

    Synonyms:
    wrangling

  3. contention(noun)

    A point maintained in an argument, or a line of argument taken in its support; the subject matter of discussion of strife; a position taken or contended for.

    It is my contention that state lotteries are taxes on stupid people.

    Synonyms:
    wrangling

  4. contention(noun)

    Competition by parts of a system or its users for a limited resource.

    Synonyms:
    wrangling

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contention

    A feud is enmity between families, clans, or parties, with acts of hostility mutually retaliated and avenged; feud is rarely used of individuals, never of nations. While all the other words of the group may refer to that which is transient, a feud is long-enduring, and often hereditary. Dissension is used of a number of persons, of a party or other organization. Bitterness is in feeling only; enmity and hostility involve will and purpose to oppose or injure. A quarrel is in word or act, or both, and is commonly slight and transient, as we speak of childish quarrels; contention and strife may be in word or deed; contest ordinarily involves some form of action. Contest is often used in a good sense, contention and strife very rarely so. Controversy is commonly in words; strife extends from verbal controversy to the contests of armies. Affray, brawl, and broil, like quarrel, are words of inferior dignity. An affray or broil may arise at a street corner; the affray always involves physical force; the brawl or broil may be confined to violent language.

    Synonyms:
    affray, animosity, bitterness, brawl, broil, contest, controversy, dispute, dissension, enmity, feud, fray, hostility, quarrel, strife

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contention(n.)

    Synonyms:
    strife, discord, dissension, wrangling, wrangle, quarrel, squabble, feud, rupture, falling out

  2. contention(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dispute, debate, bickering, altercation, controversy, logomachy, high words, war of words, strife of words

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contention(n)

    Synonyms:
    controversy, dissension, altercation, quarrel, dispute

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "contention":

    discord, assertion, disharmony, containment, argument, affirmation, allegation, claim, disagreement, dispute, thesis, controversy

How to pronounce contention?

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How to say contention in sign language?

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How to use contention in a sentence?

  1. Rickie Fowler:

    I am getting some things turned the right direction, (I need to) get some momentum going and getting back to being in contention and make it a fun year, the biggest thing for me ... is just getting better at 150 yards and in.

  2. Geoff Ogilvy:

    The most fun is contention, it's not fun propping up fields. I don't do this to finish 40th and have no excitement. The happiest I am on the course is in contention. I'd rather be that guy.

  3. Brandt Snedeker:

    This is why we spend so much time away from our families as well as so much time on the golf course,( working) to be in contention and have a chance to win at the weekend.

  4. Malaysia Bernd Wiesberger:

    It's my European Tour record, I've never shot 63, so it was good to do it on Saturday when in contention, i started really nicely and finished really nicely, so there were a lot of good things.

  5. Chris Daniel:

    There was some contention in the beginning - I think that's smoothed out to the point that we're all uniting behind Trump one way or the other.


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