Contentious synonyms

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Of, producing, or marked by controversy:
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Inclined or ready to quarrel
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At war; designating or of a state recognized under international law as being engaged in a war
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The definition of cantankerous is someone who is bad tempered, grumpy or looking for an argument.
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Of or relating to something that is in question as to its value or intent.
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The definition of combative is a person who likes to fight or argue.
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Disconnected; disjointed
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Inclined to behave in an actively hostile fashion:
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Given to arguing
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Inclined to act in a hostile way
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Stating facts and suggesting that particular inferences and conclusions can be drawn from them.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of an enemy:
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Showing or having the impulse to be combative.
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Naggingly critical or complaining.
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Inclined to engage in lawsuits.
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Fighting or warring.
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The definition of perverse is deliberately behaving badly or improperly, despite knowing that your actions are likely to have bad consequences.
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Of, or relating to argument or controversy; polemic or contentious
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The definition of pugnacious is eager to fight or disagree.
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Of something or someone provoking strife, controversy or discord.
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Argumentative; disputatious
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Pugnacious or bellicose
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Designed or used for carrying out a hostile or aggressive attack
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Find another word for contentious. In this page you can discover 33 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for contentious, like: controversial, quarrelsome, unfriendly, belligerent, cantankerous, disputatious, combative, scrappy, aggressive, conflict and attitude.