Synonyms for contention

Synonyms for (noun) contention

Synonyms: contention, rivalry, competition

Definition: the act of competing as for profit or a prize

Usage: the teams were in fierce contention for first place

Similar words: group action

Definition: action taken by a group of people

Synonyms: contention

Definition: a point asserted as part of an argument

Similar words: assertion, asseveration, averment

Definition: a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)

Synonyms: arguing, argument, tilt, disceptation, disputation, contention, contestation, controversy

Definition: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

Usage: they were involved in a violent argument

Similar words: conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute

Definition: a disagreement or argument about something important

Usage: he had a dispute with his wife; there were irreconcilable differences; the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats

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