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  Definition of contention
  1. the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
  2. a point asserted as part of an argument
  3. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
Similar Words: competition, rivalry, controversy, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing

 

Hyponyms: contest, submission, argy-bargy, argle-bargle, firestorm, sparring, polemic, fight

 

Derivational Morphology: rival, compete, vie, contend, postulate, argue, debate, fence, quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate, challenge, gainsay, contest, repugn

 

Anagrams: connection, continence

 

 
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