Contentiously



[kuh n-ten-shuh s] /kənˈtɛn ʃəs/

adjective
1.
tending to argument or strife; quarrelsome:
a contentious crew.
2.
causing, involving, or characterized by argument or controversy:
contentious issues.
3.
Law. pertaining to causes between or opposing parties.
/kənˈtɛnʃəs/
adjective
1.
tending to argue or quarrel
2.
causing or characterized by dispute; controversial
3.
(law) relating to a cause or legal business that is contested, esp a probate matter
adj.

c.1500, from Middle French contentieux, from Latin contentiosus “obstinate, quarrelsome,” from contentionem (see contend). Related: Contentiously; contentiousness.

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