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What is another word for contentiously?

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Adverb
Adverb for causing, or likely to cause, an argument or controversy
“For decades, insect evolution has been a highly contentious issue.”
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Adverb for involving heated argument or emotions
“It is a space where locals engage in a contentious debate over ethnic nationalism and identity.”
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Adverb for 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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Adverb for disposed to being argumentative or quarrelsome
“Although often remembered today as a divisive figure with a contentious personality, Garrison had a much different image among his closest followers.”
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Adverb for hostile or adversarial in nature
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Adverb for arousing or able to arouse intense feeling
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Adverb for of, pertaining to, or caused by factions
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Adverb for tending to stir up conflict, controversy or agitation
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Adverb for requiring sensitive or careful handling
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Adverb for having or showing a tendency to be easily annoyed or angered
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Adverb for having or displaying a strong desire to be more successful than others
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Adverb for of or involving strongly critical or disputatious writing or speech
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Adverb for adhering excessively to law
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