Meaning of “contentious” in the English Dictionary

"contentious" in British English

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contentiousadjective

uk /kənˈten.ʃəs/ us /kənˈten.ʃəs/

causing or likely to cause disagreement:

She has some very contentious views on education.
contentiousness
noun [ U ] uk /kənˈten.ʃəs.nəs/ us /kənˈten.ʃəs.nəs/

(Definition of “contentious” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"contentious" in American English

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contentiousadjective

us /kənˈten·ʃəs/

causing or likely to cause disagreement:

a contentious subject

(Definition of “contentious” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)