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Examples of tendentious in a Sentence
He made some extremely tendentious remarks.
Recent Examples of tendentious from the Web
Though his tendentious tenure has been marked by Twitter rages, staff turnover and the dark cloud of the Russia investigation, the Supreme Court has offered a chance for slam-dunk political victories.
This week in Washington, the ugly doggerel of the present was voiced in angry and tendentious tweets from the White House.
That’s what those carefully guided Holy Land Trust and other tendentious tours do.
The Duplass brothers’ new series represents a huge advance over those previous, thoroughly tendentious treatments, in two major ways.
The other findings listed above are tendentious or misleading at best.
And lowering the top rate took political courage amid tendentious attacks from left and right.
Reporters tried mightily to coax Ms. Yellen to declare at her post-FOMC presser that the tax cut is dangerous demand-side stimulus amid full employment, including a comically tendentious question from the CNN reporter.
Seen as the disruptive front-runner in the race, Moore's tendentious past has received a bevy of attention lately.
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Did You Know?
Tendentious is one of several words English speakers can choose when they want to suggest that someone has made up his or her mind in advance. You may be partial to predisposed or prone to favor partisan, but whatever your leanings, we're inclined to think you'll benefit from adding tendentious to your repertoire. A derivative of the Medieval Latin word tendentia, meaning "tendency," plus the English suffix -ious, tendentious has been used in English as an adjective for biased attitudes since at least 1900.
TENDENTIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tendentious for English Language Learners
: strongly favoring a particular point of view in a way that may cause argument : expressing a strong opinion
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