a point asserted as part of an argument
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"
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, rivalry(noun)
the act of competing as for profit or a prize
"the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
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 Antonyms
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.
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How to use contention in a sentence?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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