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Feeling or displaying eagerness to fight
“We have always been a contentious people without any hesitation to tear down our leaders.”
Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial
“First aid was also a contentious issue in the dispute.”
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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