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English definition of “contentious”

contentious

adjective     /kənˈten.ʃəs/
causing or likely to cause disagreement : a contentious decision / policy / issue / subject She has some rather contentious views on education .Debate and discussion contentiousness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Debate and discussion
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