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adjective as in opposing

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adjective as in rival

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Contending that he was being used as a scapegoat, Palmer asked for a trade.

There has never been a contrast as great between two contending Indian leaders as there was between Modi and Rahul Gandhi.

Jollity and gloom were contending for an empire,” wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne in his story “The May-Pole of Merry Mount.

For one, support there for the games has been much lower than in the other contending cities.

Aren't elections lively and famously competitive enough, with over 30 parties contending in the last round?

Still, Louis did not reply; but proofs of his contending soul convulsed the features his agitated hand tried to conceal.

No reasons are ever given by a Committee for their decision and the contending parties are left to imagine them.

Like a clarion call the note rings in my ears, amidst the din of contending views and obscure phraseology.

The doors of the House of Commons were again besieged by the two great contending factions of the City.

The Indian agent is the local buffer between contending forces.


On this page you'll find 160 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contending, such as: alienated, belligerent, contentious, contumacious, disaffected, and disputatious.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.