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contention

see definition of contention
  • nouncompetition
  • nounargument for idea
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Synonyms for contention

noun competition
  • argument
  • conflict
  • controversy
  • dispute
  • rivalry
  • struggle
  • altercation
  • battle
  • beef
  • belligerency
  • combat
  • contest
  • difference
  • discord
  • dissension
  • dissent
  • dissidence
  • disunity
  • enmity
  • fight
  • flak
  • hassle
  • hostility
  • quarrel
  • run-in
  • scene
  • scrap
  • set-to
  • squabble
  • static
  • strife
  • variance
  • war
  • wrangle
  • wrangling
  • bone of contention
  • bone to pick
  • disaccord
  • feuding

Antonyms for contention

  • accord
  • agreement
  • harmony
  • peace
  • approval
  • authorization
  • compliment
  • concurrence
  • friendship
  • kindness
  • praise
  • ratification
  • truce
  • affection
  • consideration
  • friendliness
  • good will
  • sympathy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to contention

antagonism

noun. causing problem; opposition

assertion

noun. declaration, positive statement
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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