Definition of Contentiousness

1. Noun. An inclination to be quarrelsome and contentious.

Exact synonyms: Quarrelsomeness
Generic synonyms: Disagreeableness
Specialized synonyms: Litigiousness
Derivative terms: Contentious, Quarrelsome



Definition of Contentiousness

1. Noun. The state of being contentious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contentiousness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contentiousness

contentations
contented
contentedly
contentedness
contentednesses
contentest
contenteth
contentful
contenting
contention
contention system
contention systems
contentions
contentious
contentiously
contentiousness (current term)
contentless
contently
contentment
contentments
contents
conterminable
conterminal
conterminant
conterminate
conterminous
conterminously
conterminousness
contes
contessa

Literary usage of Contentiousness

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1. Argumentation and Debating by William Trufant Foster (1917)
"Debating not mere contentiousness. Debating, as the term is here used, does not mean mere contentiousness, — discussion carried on " just for the sake of ..."

2. Principles of Composition by Percy Holmes Boynton (1915)
"Argumentation more than contentiousness. Argument, as already stated, aims to convince; it is not, therefore, mere contentiousness, which is talking for ..."

3. The Making of Arguments by John Hays Gardiner (1912)
"Argument is not contentiousness, nor is it the good-natured and sociable ... The difference is that in neither contentiousness nor in kindly dispute do we ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... especially at one of the most critical periods in German history. »mply proves that something more deep than Luther's contentiousness ..."

5. The Dialogues of Plato by Plato (1907)
"And if he be supposed to act from contentiousness, the court shall fix a time during which he shall not be allowed to institute or plead a cause ; and if he ..."

6. A commentary on the first Epistle to the Corinthians by Thomas Charles Edwards (1885)
"The objection is that we can scarcely call contentiousness a custom. ... Some in Corinth had allowed contentiousness to run into a habit. ..."

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