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con•ten•tious



Pronunciation: (kun-ten'shus), [key]
adj.
1. tending to argument or strife; quarrelsome: a contentious crew.
2. causing, involving, or characterized by argument or controversy: contentious issues.
3. Law.pertaining to causes between contending parties.

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