- contentious used 5 times.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
1. Apt to contend; given to angry debate; quarrelsome; perverse.
A continual dropping in a rainy day, and a contentious woman are alike. Proverbs 27:15.
2. Relating to contention in law; relating to litigation; having power to decide causes between contending parties; as a court of contentious jurisdiction.
3. Exciting or adapted to provoke contention or disputes; as a contentious subject.
CONTENTIOUSLY, adverb In a contentious manner; quarrelsomely; perversely.
CONTENTIOUSNESS, noun A disposition to contend; proneness to contest; perverseness; quarrelsomeness.