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1. contention

noun. ['kənˈtɛnʃən'] a point asserted as part of an argument.

Synonyms

  • asseveration
  • averment
  • submission

Antonyms

  • impartiality
  • uncontroversial
  • similarity
  • same

Etymology

  • contencion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • contencion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Contention

  • misapprehension
  • comprehension
  • condescension
  • reinvention
  • hypotension
  • hypertension
  • apprehension
  • suspension
  • prevention
  • pretension
  • extension
  • convention
  • retention
  • laurentian
  • invention
  • dissension
  • dimension
  • detention
  • attention
  • ascension
  • tension
  • pension
  • mention
  • henschen
  • gentian

Sentences with contention


1. Noun, singular or mass
Because people have things that make them different, they have areas where conflict and contention can arise.

Quotes about contention


1. In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game.
- Anita Brookner

2. There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
- Morihei Ueshiba

2. contention

noun. ['kənˈtɛnʃən'] a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement.

Synonyms

  • argument
  • arguing
  • contestation
  • difference of opinion
  • argy-bargy
  • sparring
  • tilt
  • firestorm
  • disceptation
  • polemic
  • dispute
  • difference
  • conflict
  • fight
  • disputation
  • argle-bargle

Antonyms

  • equality
  • keep
  • compatibility
  • make peace

Etymology

  • contencion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • contencion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. contention

noun. ['kənˈtɛnʃən'] the act of competing as for profit or a prize.

Synonyms

  • group action
  • rivalry
  • competition

Antonyms

  • con
  • pro
  • agreement
  • straighten

Etymology

  • contencion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • contencion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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