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synonyms for contentiousness

  • aggression
  • bellicoseness
  • bellicosity
  • belligerence
  • belligerency
  • combativeness
  • disagreeableness
  • fight
  • hostility
  • pugnacity
  • quarrelsomeness
  • truculence
  • truculency
  • argumentativeness
  • pugnaciousness
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How to use contentiousness in a sentence

Since things were going especially well he could not say much, but still he could look his contentiousness, and did.
TWELVE MENTHEODORE DREISER
That he is capable of profound affections merely modifies here and there his natural contentiousness, and subdues its expression.
THE PRIVATE PAPERS OF HENRY RYECROFTGEORGE GISSING
Settled rancour is the last and worst form of contentiousness.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSG. G. FINDLAY
There was something highly diverting about this grim lawyer, with his dry contentiousness and almost farcical caution.
THE VANISHING MANR. AUSTIN FREEMAN
How tired I am of watching myself, of trying to detect the secret of my disgust and contentiousness.
THE CATHEDRALJORIS-KARL HUYSMANS
The other wisdom is productive of nothing really valuable, and inspires those who possess it with contentiousness.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE:ALFRED PLUMMER
Ralph Addington, as usual, showed an exasperating tendency towards contradiction, an unvarying contentiousness.
ANGEL ISLANDINEZ HAYNES GILLMORE
The difference is that in neither contentiousness nor in kindly dispute do we expect, or intend, to get anywhere.
THE MAKING OF ARGUMENTSJ. H. GARDINER
I suppose, out of pure contentiousness, you'll be saying it's pretty.
THE MESSENGERELIZABETH ROBINS
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTENTIOUSNESS

  • belligerence
  • cantankerousness
  • combativeness
  • contentiousness
  • disputatiousness
  • litigiousness
  • quarrelsomeness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.