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tendentious

adjective uk   /tenˈden.ʃəs/ formal us  
(of speech or writing) expressing or supporting a particular opinion that many other people disagree with
tendentiously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
tendentiousness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “tendentious”
in Chinese (Traditional) (演講或文章)有強烈傾向的, 有偏見的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (演讲或文章)有强烈倾向的, 有偏见的…
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