Definition of 'contentious'
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Central to this is that the choices you make in each of these areas are contentious. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He meant the simple issue of mind over matter, but he was picking at one of the most contentious areas of sports science. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This quietly provocative documentary cuts right to the heart of America's most contentious issue. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is the most contentious area of all. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The regulations have proved contentious with nurses who say many such relationships end in marriage. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This new play is all about the contentious issue of legal aid. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This latter issue in particular is likely to prove highly contentious. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And that will be politically contentious too. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The issues are often contentious and experts expressing different opinions can equally sincerely hold valid views. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The most contentious area is likely to be nuclear power. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But it was the proposals for a speed limit in the bay that proved the most contentious. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Relationships like these rarely survive a contentious legal action like this. The Sun (2015)The economic benefit that is claimed will come from this is highly contentious. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Subsequent attempts to address the issue proved contentious. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One of the contentious areas is vehicles. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It remains a highly contentious way of looking at the world. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was a worthy angle on a contentious issue. Times, Sunday Times (2010)One area that remains contentious is that of auditing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Public religious education has been an increasingly contentious topic in Britain. Christianity Today (2000)That leaves the contentious matter of change, which breeds such torrid objections. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Inevitably, the raising of contentious matters will cause conflict. Working with Teenagers (1994)The company's remuneration policy may prove contentious. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was always reluctant to put contentious matters to a vote, preferring to proceed by consensus. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In both he proved an often contentious, always uncompromising individual. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The best that can be said is that transferring resources across regions is less difficult and politically contentious than doing so across national boundaries. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He also says that in making these views heard, he is always careful to avoid issues which are politically contentious. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A Wedding dress disasters often result in highly contentious legal cases. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'contentious'
British English: contentious ADJECTIVE
A contentious issue causes a lot of disagreement or arguments.
Sanctions are expected to be among the most contentious issues.
Definition of contentious from the Collins English Dictionary
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