contentious collocations and examples

 UK /kənˈtenʃəs/

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causing disagreement between people or groups


Adverbs frequently used with contentious
very: extremely, highly, veryThe proposed merger is likely to become a highly contentious issue.in a particular way: politicallyThe debate has been academically intense and politically contentious.
Nouns frequently used with contentious
area, aspect, debate, decision, issue, matter, point, proposal, question, subject, topicThe book bravely tackles some contentious issues.
Verbs frequently used with contentious
be, become, prove, remainThere are growing signs that the issue may prove contentious at October’s party conference.
 
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