contestation

Definitions of contestation
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n a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

Synonyms:
arguing, argument, contention, controversy, disceptation, disputation, tilt
Types:
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argle-bargle, argy-bargy
a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument
firestorm
an outburst of controversy
sparring
an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage
polemic
a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
fight
an intense verbal dispute
Type of:
conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute
a disagreement or argument about something important

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