Synonyms and Antonyms of contention
1 an idea or opinion that is put forth in a discussion or debate <my contention is that today's lower batting averages are the result of better pitching> Synonyms argument, assertion, thesis Related Words conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, speculation, surmise, theory; proposal, proposition; assumption, presupposition, supposition; position, stand; case, explanation, rationale, reason
2 an earnest effort for superiority or victory over another <several actresses seem to be in heated contention for the title of “worst dressed”> Synonyms ball game, battle, combat, competition, conflict, confrontation, contest, dogfight, duel, face-off, grapple, match, rivalry, strife, struggle, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tug-of-war, war, warfareRelated Words horse race, nail-biter; showdown; clash, collision, discord, friction; argument, controversy, debate, disagreement, disputation, dispute, dissension (also dissention), quarrel, row, wrangleNear Antonyms concord, harmony, peace
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