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    contentious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word contentious

    (adj) inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
    Example Sentence
    • a style described as abrasive and contentious
    • a disputatious lawyer
    • a litigious and acrimonious spirit
    (adj) involving or likely to cause controversy
    Example Sentence
    • a central and contentious element of the book
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for contentious

Contentious- (Contender+Serious) One who takes competition too serious always fights and quarrels)

Remember as non-contented. One who is not contented is always quarrelsome.

contentious=content+tious(relate with malicious)..i.e. malicious content which pertains to argumentive or contravercial content..its so easy...right..?:)

Sounds like (Contagious)-The person/people/group who is causing controversy/ quarrelsome is contagious to our society

If everyone around you is content and you are not, you might start thinking of something to make them less happy.

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Content+ious(ewww!U.S) If the "content" in an article is aimed at making the "U.S" look "eww" or bad, then that article will be controversial.

CONTENT + VICOUS(deliberately harmful) - Hence controvertial

CONTENTIOUS: CON(who)+TEN people+ THE (where)+VO(there)- he is such a Querulous person, he was asking for all 10 hoodlums who where involved in fighting.

con+tent+us:con is quarreling with us for the tent

If a <B>contender</B> is <B>serious</B> then they are always ready to fight.

Contentious can be broken in content+chi(Hindi meaning shit).So if you call someone's project content as chi he will be argumentative and ready to fight with you because he disagrees with you.

Sounds like (Contagious)-The person/people/group who is causing controversy/ quarrelsome is contagious to our society

Crying in front of everybody can cause conspiracy!

With tensions

the one who doesnt have any CONTENT (matter) with him tries to QUERREL and win the arguments

Think "contender"--> One who is a competitor. A very competitive contender might become quarrelsome and argumentative.

A person who contains more money , name and fame will be in controversy, dispute and has the tendency to argue.

Content with bad intentions

"Derived from CONTEND" Ye jantey huay ke khud ghalti per ho CONTEND kartey jao ge to CONTENTIOUS ban jao ge :)

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