VS.

Contentious vs. Polemical

Published:
Views: 6
  • Contentious (adjective)

    Marked by heated arguments or controversy.

  • Contentious (adjective)

    Given to struggling with others out of jealousy or discord.

  • Polemical (adjective)

    related to argument or controversy; containing polemic, being polemic

  • Polemical (adjective)

    being an attempt to evaluate the arguments comprehensively

  • Polemical (noun)

    A diatribe or polemic.

Wiktionary
ADVERTISEMENT
Oxford Dictionary
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Contentious (adjective)

    Fond of contention; given to angry debate; provoking dispute or contention; quarrelsome.

  • Contentious (adjective)

    Relating to contention or strife; involving or characterized by contention.

  • Contentious (adjective)

    Contested; litigated; litigious; having power to decide controversy.

  • Polemical (adjective)

    Polemic; controversial; disputatious.

Webster Dictionary
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Contentious (adjective)

    inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits;

    "a style described as abrasive and contentious"

    "a disputatious lawyer"

    "a litigious and acrimonious spirit"

  • Contentious (adjective)

    involving or likely to cause controversy;

    "a central and contentious element of the book"

  • Contentious (adjective)

    having or showing a ready disposition to fight;

    "bellicose young officers"

    "a combative impulse"

    "a contentious nature"

  • Polemical (adjective)

    of or involving dispute or controversy

Princeton's WordNet

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons