Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech:

Given to contention; quarrelsome.

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Usage examples "contentious":

  1. For says the Bible, " It is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a contentious and an angry woman." - "The Young Man and the World", Albert J. Beveridge.
  2. Never- since the time of Luther- has there been so contentious, reckless, and unwearied a writer. - "Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II.", Gustav Freytag.
  3. On the non- contentious record, the detail is overwhelming; on the issue everything is cloudy. - "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann.