Another word for contention
An assertion supported by argument
stand, ground, assertion, allegation, claim, avowal, asseveration, explanation, predication, profession, deposition, advancement, discussion, charge, plea, demurrer; see also declaration 1. See syn. study at discord, fight.
Another word for contentionnoun
A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed:altercation, argument, bicker, clash, controversy, debate, difficulty, disagreement, dispute, fight, polemic, quarrel, run-in, spat, squabble, tiff, word (used in plural), wrangle. (Informal) hassle, rhubarb, tangle. See conflict
A state of disagreement and disharmony:clash, conflict, confrontation, difference, difficulty, disaccord, discord, discordance, dissension, dissent, dissentience, dissidence, dissonance, faction, friction, inharmony, schism, strife, variance, war, warfare. See conflict
A hypothetical controversial proposition:contestation, thesis. See opinion