Part of speech:
Of, producing, or marked by controversy:
Inclined or ready to quarrel
Stating facts and suggesting that particular inferences and conclusions can be drawn from them.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of an enemy:
At war; designating or of a state recognized under international law as being engaged in a war
The definition of cantankerous is someone who is bad tempered, grumpy or looking for an argument.
Naggingly critical or complaining.
Fighting or warring.
The definition of perverse is deliberately behaving badly or improperly, despite knowing that your actions are likely to have bad consequences.
The definition of pugnacious is eager to fight or disagree.
The definition of combative is a person who likes to fight or argue.
Pugnacious or bellicose
Inclined to behave in an actively hostile fashion:
Given to arguing
Designed or used for carrying out a hostile or aggressive attack
Inclined to act in a hostile way
Find another word for contentious. In this page you can discover 28 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for contentious, like: controversial, quarrelsome, argumentative, hostile, unfriendly, belligerent, bellicose, cantankerous, carping, disputatious and dissentious.