Contention

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Contention->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ contention
contention
strife
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ contest
contest
contestation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ struggle
struggle
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ belligerency
belligerency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ opposition
opposition
&c. 708
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ controversy
controversy
polemics
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ debate
debate
&c.(discussion) 476
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ war of words
war of words
logomachy
litigation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ paper war
paper war
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ high words
high words
&c.(quarrel) 713
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ sparring
sparring
&c.->V.
competition
rivalry
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ corrivalry
corrivalry
corrivalship
agonism|
concours
match
race
horse racing
heat
steeple chase
handicap
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ regatta
regatta
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ field day
field day
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ sham fight
sham fight
Derby day
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ turf
turf
sporting
bullfight
tauromachy
gymkhana
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ boat race
boat race
torpids
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ wrestling
wrestling
pugilism
boxing
fisticuffs
spar
mill
set-to
round
bout
event
prize fighting
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ quarterstaff
quarterstaff
single stick
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ gladiatorship
gladiatorship
gymnastics
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ jiujitsu
jiujitsu
jujutsu
kooshti
sumo
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ athletics
athletics
athletic sports
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ games of skill
games of skill
&c. 840
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ shindy
shindy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ fracas
fracas
&c.(discord) 713
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ clash of arms
clash of arms
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ tussle
tussle
scuffle
broil
fray
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ affray
affray
affrayment|
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ velitation|
velitation|
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ colluctation|
colluctation|
luctation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ brabble
brabble
brigue|
scramble
melee
scrimmage
stramash
bushfighting
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ free fight
free fight
stand up fight
hand to hand
running fight
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ conflict
conflict
skirmish
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ rencounter
rencounter
encounter
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ rencontre
rencontre
collision
affair
brush
fight
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ battle
battle
battle royal
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ combat
combat
action
engagement
joust
tournament
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ tilt
tilt
tilting
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ tournay
tournay
list
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ pitched battle
pitched battle
GRP: \\ N \\ 7
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ death struggle
death struggle
struggle for life or death
life or death struggle
Armageddon
GRP: \\ N \\ 8
Sgm: \\ N \\ 8 \\ hard knocks
hard knocks
sharp contest
tug of war
GRP: \\ N \\ 9
Sgm: \\ N \\ 9 \\ naval engagement
naval engagement
naumachia
sea fight
GRP: \\ N \\ 10
Sgm: \\ N \\ 10 \\ duel
duel
duello
Sgm: \\ N \\ 10 \\ single combat
single combat
monomachy
satisfaction
passage d'armes
passage of arms
affair of honor
Sgm: \\ N \\ 10 \\ triangular duel
triangular duel
Sgm: \\ N \\ 10 \\ hostile meeting
hostile meeting
digladiation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 10 \\ deeds of arms
deeds of arms
feats of arms
Sgm: \\ N \\ 10 \\ appeal to arms
appeal to arms
&c.(warfare) 722
GRP: \\ N \\ 11
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ pugnacity
pugnacity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ combativeness
combativeness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 11 \\ bone of contention
bone of contention
&c. 713
PARAG:Contention->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ contend
contend
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ contest
contest
strive
struggle
scramble
wrestle
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ spar
spar
square
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ exchange blows
exchange blows
exchange fisticuffs
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ fib|
fib|
=>!
justle
tussle
tilt
box
stave
fence
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ skirmish
skirmish
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ pickeer
pickeer
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ fight
fight
&c.(war) 722
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ wrangle
wrangle
&c.(quarrel) 713
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ contend
contend
&c. with
grapple with
engage with
close with
buckle with
bandy with
try conclusions with
have a brush
&c.->N.
with
tilt with
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ encounter
encounter
fall foul of
pitch into
clapperclaw
run a tilt at
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ oppose
oppose
&c. 708
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ reluct
reluct
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ join issue
join issue
come to blows
go to loggerheads
set to
come to the scratch
exchange shots
measure swords
meet hand to hand
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ take up the cudgels
take up the cudgels
take up the glove
take up the gauntlet
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ enter the lists
enter the lists
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ couch one's lance
couch one's lance
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ give satisfaction
give satisfaction
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ appeal to arms
appeal to arms
&c.(warfare) 722
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ lay about one
lay about one
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ break the peace
break the peace
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ compete with
compete with
cope with
vie with
race with
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ outvie
outvie
emulate
rival
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ run a race
run a race
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ contend
contend
&c. for
stipulate for
stickle for
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ insist upon
insist upon
make a point of
PARAG:Contention->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ contending
contending
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ together by the ears
together by the ears
at loggerheads at war at issue
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ competitive
competitive
rival
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ belligerent
belligerent
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ contentious
contentious
combative
bellicose
unpeaceful
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ warlike
warlike
&c. 722
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ quarrelsome
quarrelsome
&c. 901
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ pugnacious
pugnacious
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ pugilistic
pugilistic
gladiatorial
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ palestric
palestric
palestrical

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • contention — 1. (kon tan sion ; en poésie, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Effort qu on fait pour exécuter quelque chose, ou pour parvenir à quelque but. •   Il faut toujours faire contention, BOSSUET IV, Prof. 3. •   Ne croyez pas qu il faille se donner… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Contention — Con*ten tion, n. [F. contention, L. contentio. See {Contend}.] 1. A violent effort or struggle to obtain, or to resist, something; contest; strife. [1913 Webster] I would my arms could match thee in contention. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Strife in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Contention — may refer to: The main contention, in rhetoric, the main point being argued Resource contention, a general concept in communications and computing, is competition by users of a system for the facility at the same time: Contention… …   Wikipedia

  • contention — CONTENTION. s. f. Débat, dispute. Il y a matière à contention. C est une source de contention éternelle. Il est ennemi de toute contention. Il s émut, il y eut, il survint débat et contention entre tels et tels. [b]f♛/b] Il signifie aussi,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • contention — [kən ten′shən] n. [ME contencioun < OFr contention < L contentio < pp. of contendere: see CONTEND] 1. the act of contending; strife, struggle, controversy, dispute, quarrel, etc. 2. a statement or point that one argues for as true or… …   English World dictionary

  • contention — [n1] competition altercation, argument, battle, beef*, belligerency, bone of contention*, bone to pick*, combat, conflict, contest, controversy, difference, disaccord, discord, dispute, dissension, dissent, dissidence, disunity, enmity, feuding,… …   New thesaurus

  • contention — ► NOUN 1) heated disagreement. 2) an assertion. ● in contention Cf. ↑in contention ORIGIN Latin, from contendere contend …   English terms dictionary

  • contention — late 14c., strife, from O.Fr. contention, from L. contentionem (nom. contentio), from content , pp. stem of contendere (see CONTEND (Cf. contend)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • contention — I (argument) noun allegation, area of disagreement, argumentation, cause, conflict, contest, controversy, debate, discord, disputatio, disputation, dispute, disputed point, ground, issue, legal dispute, legal issue, plea, point, polemic,… …   Law dictionary

  • contention — dissension, difference, variance, strife, *discord, conflict Analogous words: *quarrel, wrangle, altercation, squabble: controversy, dispute, *argument: contending, fighting, warring (see CONTEND) Contrasted words: agreement, concurrence,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • contention — Contention, Contentieux, voyez Contendre …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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