Contentious in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Contentious

causing or likely to cause an argument

Examples of Contentious in a sentence

The author wrote a contentious novel which caused a great deal of unrest.  🔊

How is this contentious issue being handled by the usually reserved committee?  🔊

As a rule, I tend to avoid contentious topics of conversation which might lead to arguments.  🔊

The candidate’s stance on abortion will be a contentious topic among voters.  🔊

While my grandfather was adored by many people, quite a few others found him to be a contentious man.  🔊

If this case goes to court, it could be a contentious trial which might last for months.  🔊

Despite what they say, many people enjoy reading contentious posts on Facebook.  🔊

The only contentious part of this contract is the last paragraph.  🔊

While I normally like to provide feedback, I found the questions on the company’s survey to be contentious so I left them unanswered.  🔊

A contentious person is one who likes to argue about anything.  🔊

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