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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

How to pronounce contention?

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How to use contention in a sentence?

  1. Rhein Gibson:

    To be able to do that on a Friday to make the cut and get back in contention, it's probably better than a 55.

  2. Megan Rapinoe:

    Love more, hate less, there has been so much contention in these past few years.

  3. Kyle Buchanan:

    The people who work on these movies, by and large, are artists who want to be appreciated as artists by other artists in town, when they are in contention for An Oscar, it means something deeper. It satisfies them in a way that money can't.

  4. Marvin E. Wolfgang:

    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.

  5. James Madison, Federalist Papers (# 10):

    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.


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