contentious

A contentious issue is one that people are likely to argue about, and a contentious person is someone who likes to argue or fight.

Some issues — like abortion, the death penalty, and gun control — are very controversial. They're also contentious, because people tend to argue about them, and the arguments will probably go on forever. Contentious issues get people angry and in a fighting mood. On the other hand, some people always seem to be in a fighting mood, no matter what the issue is. People like that are contentious too.

DEFINITIONS OF: contentious

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adj inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

“a style described as abrasive and contentious
Synonyms:
combative, disputatious, disputative, litigious
argumentative
given to or characterized by argument

adj involving or likely to cause controversy

“"a central and contentious element of the book"- Tim W.Ferfuson”
Synonyms
controversial
marked by or capable of arousing controversy
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