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Meaning & Definition of Contention in English

English

Contention

/kəntɛnʃən/

noun

1. A point asserted as part of an argument

    synonym:
  • contention

2. A contentious speech act

  • A dispute where there is strong disagreement
  • "They were involved in a violent argument"
    synonym:
  • controversy
  • ,
  • contention
  • ,
  • contestation
  • ,
  • disputation
  • ,
  • disceptation
  • ,
  • tilt
  • ,
  • argument
  • ,
  • arguing

3. The act of competing as for profit or a prize

  • "The teams were in fierce contention for first place"
    synonym:
  • competition
  • ,
  • contention
  • ,
  • rivalry