Synonyms for contention
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Wiktionary2.0 / 1 vote
struggle, contest, strife, argument, debate
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.
Competition by parts of a system or its users for a limited resource.
English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
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.
Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
a point asserted as part of an argument
controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguingnoun
a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
"they were involved in a violent argument"
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
competition, contention, rivalrynoun
the act of competing as for profit or a prize
"the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
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Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; have in general been as short in their lives as they are violent in their deaths.
It’s unusual for me to finish 23rd but things like this happen from time to time and I knew it would be hard for me to stay in contention after such a mistake.
It is the contention of this observer that few homicides due to shooting could be avoided merely if a firearm were not immediately present, and that the offender would select some other weapon to achieve the same destructive goal.
If there was strife and contention in the home, very little else in life could compensate for it.
Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.
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