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Synonyms and Antonyms of contention

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contention

synonym (synonym of contention)

antonym (antonym of contention)

  • (noun.act)
    joint operation or action (noun.act)
     

hypernym (contention IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement (noun.communication)
    a disagreement or argument about something important (noun.communication)
     
  • a point asserted as part of an argument (noun.communication)
    a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary) (noun.communication)
     
  • the act of competing as for profit or a prize (noun.act)
    action taken by a group of people (noun.act)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF contention relation)

  • a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement (noun.communication)
    a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an outburst of controversy (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma) (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an intense verbal dispute (noun.communication)
     
  • a point asserted as part of an argument (noun.communication)
    (law) a contention presented by a lawyer to a judge or jury as part of the case he is arguing (noun.communication)
     
  • the act of competing as for profit or a prize (noun.act)
    a struggle between rivals (noun.act)
     

derivation (.... is derived from contention)

  • a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement (noun.communication)
    have an argument about something (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    have a disagreement over something (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    take exception to (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation (verb.communication)
     
  • (adj.all)
    marked by or capable of arousing controversy (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    involving or likely to cause controversy (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits (adj.all)
     
  • a point asserted as part of an argument (noun.communication)
    maintain or assert (verb.communication)
     
  • the act of competing as for profit or a prize (noun.act)
    compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    be the rival of, be in competition with (verb.competition)
     
synonym antonym hypernym hyponym derivation arguing argument contestation controversy competition rivalry cooperation group action assertion asseveration conflict difference difference of opinion contest submission argle-bargle argy-bargy firestorm sparring compete contend rival postulate argue debate

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