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 of contention argument, assertion, thesis Words Related to contention 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 of contention 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, warfareWords Related to contention horse race, nail-biter; showdown; clash, collision, discord, friction; argument, controversy, debate, disagreement, disputation, dispute, dissension (also dissention), quarrel, row, wrangleNear Antonyms of contention concord, harmony, peace
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