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contentious

Law relating to a cause or legal business that is contested, esp a probate matter
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The contentiousness been especially acute recently as a result of shifts in the entertainment industry workforce brought about by such changes as the rise of reality television and online streaming.
According to Bijttebier, Claes, Lilinfeld, DeFruyt, Decuyper, and Roose (2012), low agreeableness indicates general psychopathology and low contentiousness represents impulsive behaviors in male populations.
There is no single political issue that is at the heart of today's contentiousness.
However, just leaving matters there means ignoring the tremendous contentiousness and complexity of any Iranian project for regional hegemony.
It was inevitable that contentiousness would veer into excess, and Ephrem contributed to the acrimony.
With the state's budget in a relative state of stability, lawmakers have both the opportunity and the motivation to act with a maximum of efficiency and a minimum of contentiousness.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' testimony before the House yesterday on Obamacare was marked by contentiousness, as representatives focused on the botched debut of HealthCare.
Such integration has been characterized by varying degrees of conflict and contentiousness.
That contentiousness seems to have dissipated somewhat when it comes to tax reform, however, particularly in the House Ways and Means Committee, so he remains optimistic about the user fees legislation, especially if the bill gets a strong supporter in the Senate and becomes part of broader legislation.
Similarly, it is understandable for the Opposition to move amendments to the Land Acquisition Bill given the contentiousness of the issue.
Published reports say that the latest court proceedings between Hallmark and Monitor were marked with adversity and contentiousness.
This controversial and fascinating political thriller takes us into the near future, where heightened political contentiousness and fierce loyalties, based on irreconcilable political differences and an array of allegiances, have shattered the United States into five sovereign nations.