Synonyms of contention


1. contention, assertion, averment, asseveration

usage: a point asserted as part of an argument

2. controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing, dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict

usage: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"

3. competition, contention, rivalry, group action

usage: the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"

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Definition and meaning of contention (Dictionary)