If you are writing a report on climate change and you ignore evidence that the earth is warming, the paper might be called tendentious. Tendentious means promoting a specific, and controversial, point of view.

When something is tendentious, it shows a bias towards a particular point of view, especially one that people disagree about. It shares a root with the word tendency, which means "an inclination toward acting a certain way." If you have the tendency to talk in a tendentious manner about politics, people might tend to avoid you at parties.

Definitions of tendentious
  1. adjective
    having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one
    “a tendentious account of recent elections”
    “distinguishing between verifiable fact and tendentious assertion”
    synonyms: tendencious
    partisan, partizan
    devoted to a cause or party
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