Synonyms for contention:
Other synonyms and related words:
contest, wrangle, tug-of-war, run-in, spat, substance, item, leaning, focus, line, faction, lean, Polemics, parameter, grapple, contestation, contender, meeting, competition, rhubarb, rival, fight, duel, rock, war, words, Inharmony, tilt, sidelight, fray, dissentience, disputation, tiff, battle, polemic, broil, rivalry, affray, careen, challenger, unrest, competitor, inclination, argumentation, schism, Disceptation, sweepstakes, debate, dogfight, variance, joust, declaration, match, word, sway, difficulty, arguing, literary argument, list, claim, allegation, combat.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
argument for idea (noun)
controversy, altercation, quarrel, hostility, discord, squabble, enmity, disunity, dissidence, rivalry, dissension, argument, tug-of-war, contest, variance, wrangle, conflict, run-in, dispute, battle, fight, hassle, dissent, war, strife, disaccord, struggle, difference, combat.
commotion, imbroglio, altercation, dissidence, hubbub, squabble, dissonance, disharmony, harshness, brawl, row, clamor, dissension, hassle, raucousness, strife, cacophony, warfare, Discordancy, clash, discord, difference, disagreement, squall, collision, riot, feud.
difference of opinion (noun)
commentary, research, essay, postulation, hypothesis, premise, argument, criticism, dissertation, discussion, examination, position, assertion, interpolation, conjecture, article, critique, thesis, opinion, analysis.
combativeness, inharmoniousness, discordance, malice, incompatibility, bad blood, contrariety, opposition, bitterness, quarrelsomeness, resentment, coldness, hostility, Adverseness, Averseness, antipathy, rancor, coolness, conflict, animosity, unfriendliness, malevolence, polarity, alienation, hard feelings, tension, enmity, antagonism, wrath, spitefulness, friction, hatred, dislike, loathing, surliness, Inimicality.
Usage examples for contention:
- When we were dismissed the contention was greater than before the colonel spoke, and I began to believe it would have been better had he held his peace, for surely it seemed as if they believed his words of cheer were but proof that he shared their fears. - "The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley", James Otis.
- If he knows that the Earth is flat, your contention that it is round will make no impression whatever. - "Anything You Can Do", Gordon Randall Garrett.
- Even though you should happen to be the bone of contention- and the butt of what may be a good deal of unpleasant newspaper notoriety? - "The White Desert", Courtney Ryley Cooper.