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contentiousadjective

uk   us   /kənˈten.ʃəs/
causing or ​likely to ​causedisagreement: a contentious ​decision/​policy/​issue/​subject She has some very contentious views on ​education.
contentiousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of contentious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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contentiousadjective

 us   /kənˈten·ʃəs/
causing or ​likely to ​causedisagreement: a contentious ​subject
(Definition of contentious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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