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Another word for contention

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Noun
  1. A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed

      1. To mix together or intertwine in a confused mass; snarl:
      2. To catch or ensnare in an intertwined or confused mass:
      3. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
      1. Any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. rhabarbarum, having long edible green or reddish leafstalks that are usually cooked and sweetened.
      2. A preparation made from the dried rhizomes and roots of any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. palmatum or R. officinale of East Asia, used as a laxative.
      3. A quarrel, fight, or heated discussion.
      1. An argument or a fight.
      2. Trouble; bother.
      3. To argue or fight:
      1. To quarrel noisily or angrily.
      2. To grasp and maneuver something.
      3. To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle:
      1. A sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes.
      2. Something said; an utterance, remark, or comment:
      3. A command or direction; an order:
      1. A fit of irritation.
      2. A petty quarrel.
      3. To quarrel.
      1. To engage in a bad-tempered argument, often over a trivial matter; bicker.
      2. A noisy quarrel, often about a trivial matter.
      1. A quarrel or argument.
      2. Matter that is added to a text.
      3. Having been added to or inserted into a text:
      1. An angry dispute; an altercation.
      2. A reason for a dispute or argument:
      3. To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily.
      1. A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
      2. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.
      3. Of or relating to a controversy, argument, or refutation.
      1. To attempt to harm or gain power over an adversary by blows or with weapons.
      2. To engage in a boxing match.
      3. To engage in a quarrel; argue:
      1. To argue about; debate:
      2. To argue or debate with (someone).
      3. To question the truth or validity of; doubt:
      1. A failure or refusal to agree.
      2. A disparity; an inconsistency.
      3. A conflict or difference of opinion.
      1. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      2. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      1. To consider something; deliberate.
      2. To engage in argument by discussing opposing points.
      3. To engage in a formal discussion or argument.
      1. A dispute, especially a public one, between sides holding opposing views.
      2. The act or practice of engaging in such disputes:
      1. To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise:
      2. To meet in violent conflict:
      3. To be in opposition or disagreement:
      1. To engage in a bad-tempered quarrel, often in a petty manner over something trivial; squabble.
      2. To flicker or glitter:
      3. To move or flow with a rippling or gurgling sound.
      1. A discussion in which disagreement is expressed; a debate.
      2. A quarrel; a dispute.
      3. A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
    See also:

    conflict

  2. A state of disagreement and disharmony

      1. The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
      2. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
      3. A state of disharmony or conflict; strife:
      1. A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.
      2. The period of such conflict.
      3. The techniques and procedures of war; military science.
      1. The state or quality of being variant or variable; variation:
      2. Difference or inconsistency:
      3. The state or fact of being in disagreement or in conflict:
      1. Heated, often violent conflict or disagreement.
      2. A conflict or quarrel:
      3. Contention or competition between rivals.
      1. A separation or division into factions:
      2. A formal breach of union within a religious body, especially a Christian church.
      3. The offense of attempting to produce such a breach.
      1. Lack of harmony; discord.
      2. An instance of such discord.
      1. The rubbing of one object or surface against another.
      2. Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.
      3. A force that resists the relative motion or tendency to such motion of two bodies or substances in contact.
      1. A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.
      2. Conflict within an organization or nation; internal dissension:
      1. A harsh, disagreeable combination of sounds; discord.
      2. Lack of agreement, consistency, or harmony; conflict:
      3. A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.
      1. Disagreement, as of opinion or belief; dissent.
      1. To have or express an opinion different from a prevailing or official position; disagree.
      2. To reach a conclusion contrary to the majority of the judges deciding a case; render a minority opinion.
      3. Difference of opinion or feeling; disagreement.
      1. Difference of opinion; disagreement.
      1. The state or an instance of disagreement; discord.
      2. The presence of a given trait in only one member of a pair of identical twins.
      1. Lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things.
      2. Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.
      3. A confused or harsh sound or mingling of sounds.
      1. Lack of harmony; disagreement.
      2. To disagree.
      1. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      2. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      1. The quality or condition of being unlike or dissimilar.
      2. An instance of disparity or unlikeness:
      3. A degree or amount by which things differ:
      1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
      2. A conflict involving armed forces:
      3. Discord or a clash of opinions and ideas:
      1. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
      2. A state of disagreement or disharmony between persons or ideas; a clash:
      3. An emotional or mental disturbance resulting from the opposition or simultaneous functioning of mutually exclusive impulses, desires, or tendencies.
      1. To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise:
      2. To meet in violent conflict:
      3. To be in opposition or disagreement:
    See also:

    conflict

  3. A hypothetical controversial proposition

    See also:

    opinion

Another word for contention

Noun
  1. Conflict

  2. An assertion supported by argument