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  1. contentious: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. contentious: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. contentious: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. contentious: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. contentious: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. contentious: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. contentious: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. contentious: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. contentious: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. contentious: V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary [home, info]
  11. contentious: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. contentious: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Contentious, contentious: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. contentious: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. contentious: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Contentious: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. contentious: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  18. contentious: Rhymezone [home, info]
  19. contentious: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  20. contentious: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  21. contentious: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  22. contentious: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  23. contentious: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  24. contentious: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  25. contentious: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contentious: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contentious: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contentious: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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adjective:  involving or likely to cause controversy ("A central and contentious element of the book- Tim W.Ferfuson")
adjective:  inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits ("A style described as abrasive and contentious")
adjective:  having or showing a ready disposition to fight ("A contentious nature")

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