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Adjective
Having a predisposition to fight or engage in confrontations
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“We have always been a contentious people without any hesitation to tear down our leaders.”
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Causing, or likely to cause, an argument or controversy
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“First aid was also a contentious issue in the dispute.”
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Involving heated argument
“The coercive powers of the State should not be employed in either side of a debate over contentious morality, but they should be employed to uphold the free choices of adults.”
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Of, pertaining to, or caused by factions
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Having or showing a tendency to be easily annoyed or angered
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Having or displaying a strong desire to be more successful than others
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Arousing or able to arouse intense feeling
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Stubborn or unmanageable
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Of or involving strongly critical or disputatious writing or speech
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Adhering excessively to law
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Tending to stir up conflict
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Affected with, or causing, physical discomfort or pain
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