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con·ten·tious / kənˈtenchəs/ • adj. causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial. ∎  involving heated argument. ∎  (of a person) given to arguing or provoking argument. ∎  Law relating to or involving differences between contending parties. DERIVATIVES: con·ten·tious·ly adv. con·ten·tious·ness n.

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