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contention

con·ten·tion

contention

 
pronunciation:
kn ten shn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a struggle between or among people or ideas; strife; argument.
The contention among the club members made for a strained atmosphere.
antonyms:
agreement
similar words:
argument, combat, feud, strife
definition 2: a state of competition or rivalry.
They are both in contention for the championship.
similar words:
competition, rivalry
definition 3: a point asserted in argument or debate.
I disagree with his contention that advancement in technology is always a good thing.
similar words:
argument
derivation: contentional (adj.)