How to use "contentious" in sentences with meaning in English and Hindi

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Example sentences for "contentious" in popular movie and book plots

  • Beauty's paddock is Henry Thackeray 's land and shall be sold by his contentious lawyer Weems.  - Sailor on a Horse
  • He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.  - The Hero (2017 film)
  • Once Nellie has become pregnant, Catherine's controlling nature causes friction and Nellie gradually asserts herself – most notably when the contentious issue of selective reduction becomes relevant – and as it becomes clear that Catherine resents the experiences of pregnancy and child birth which she is missing.  - E-baby
  • An amateur artist begins to suspect that his wife, with whom he has a contentious relationship, is trying to kill him.  - Anaagat
  • Michèle has a contentious relationship with her mother, Irène, whom she resents for her narcissism and involvements with younger men.  - Elle (film)
  • As Victor grows older he and Norton develop an increasingly contentious relationship.  - The People in the Trees
  • The two have a contentious relationship, with Ah-ran ashamed of Kang-ja's unrefined ajumma manners.  - Angry Mom
  • Gwanghae has a contentious relationship with his father King Seonjo, and the two eventually become rivals in politics and love.  - The King's Face
  • The close geographic proximity of the schools to each other has bred an intense rivalry, a rivalry made even more contentious by the national success of both college basketball programs.  - The Rivalry: Red v. Blue
  • Kathleen and her nanny, mrs Farrell, have a contentious relationship.  - Kathleen (film)
  • Alice's mother Helen Manning is a teacher at the elementary school, and it is apparent she and her daughter have a contentious relationship.  - Every Secret Thing (film)
  • Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard), an alcoholic, once-noted poet, interviews and hires a young Cheyenne woman Johnna (Misty Upham) as a live-in cook and caregiver for his strong-willed and contentious wife Violet (Meryl Streep), who is suffering from oral cancer and addiction to narcotics.  - August: Osage County (film)
  • Monica gratefully befriends Tobe and lets him stay at the trailer park she calls home; he begins to imagine he might have a chance with the woman of his dreams, but while she sees Tobe as a kindred spirit, she has bigger things to deal with, including a career that's going nowhere, an ugly relationship with her ex-husband, and a contentious battle to win back custody of her daughter.  - Meet Monica Velour
  • The squad checks with Colin and Anne to see if they have any enemies and discover that Colin had a contentious relationship with Phillip Kelly.  - Father Dearest (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
  • Richard is described as "notable enough to merit a contentious Wikipedia entry", having achieved fame and a net worth of nearly one billion dollars by founding a company that designed and operates an MMORPG called "T'Rain".  - Reamde
  • The final level of the game permits players to "tie up" loose plot threads left hanging at the end of the movie, such as the fate of Chris-R and Johnny's contentious relationship with his superiors at the bank.  - The Room (2010 video game)
  • Initially readers are told of: July Montgomery’s decision to put settle in Words, Wisconsin; the close yet contentious relationship between the Brasso sisters, Grahm Shotwell’s growing frustration and the complications in his marriage after Cora’s discovery of fraud by her employer, the American Milk Cooperative; Gail Shotwell’s unsettled professional and personal life; Jacob Helm’s discovery of a cougar; Winifred Smith’s tendency for confrontation; and the need for repairs to Rusty Smith’s house.  - Driftless
  • They are angered to find readers interpreting passages from the novel as allegories for contentious political issues, even though the boys never intended to convey such messages.  - The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs
  • (During the contentious dinner Valois had attempted to provoke Chuka by asking him how many men he had killed) As they await the attack Senora Kleitz goes to Chuka and they spend the night together.  - Chuka (film)
  • Meanwhile, Ray's parents have some contentious phone conversations, sparked by Ray's pleas for a reconciliation.  - Shades of Ray
  • When the town is forced to deal with an onslaught of media coverage that thrusts it into the collective conscience of the entire country and the arrival of contentious members of the Ku Klux Klan, and the Black Panthers, the once peaceful relationship between its white and black citizens is subjected to tension.  - Jasper, Texas (film)
  • Even the most basic arrangements, including whom their mother should stay with, becomes a contentious issue.  - Money No Enough 2
  • The next day, Andrew McWhirter, close friend of Fisher and Strong—and Timmy Callhan's former boyfriend—introduce Donald and Timmy to the lesbian couple after a contentious school board meeting at which Dorothy, a guidance counselor at the school, is placed on paid leave due to objections from a homophobic parent whose gay son Derek has been counseled by Fisher.  - On the Other Hand, Death
  • Gilmore moves on to another job, at an insulation factory, where he performs well at first, but starts to have erratic hours and contentious relations with co-workers.  - The Executioner's Song (film)
  • Roz's absence opens up a place for ambitious and contentious young cop, Constable Adam Cooper, whose "breaking-in" at Mount Thomas is anything but smooth, particularly with Wayne who develops quite a disdain for him.  - Blue Heelers (season 1)
  • He has contentious discussions with his Cabinet about the treatment of the defeated South.  - The Day Lincoln Was Shot
  • The cause was Alicia’s contentious and overbearing personality; convinced she always knew best, she had interfered with Fergus’s tours to the point that he had finally barred her from participating.  - The Bones of Zora
  • In a contentious conversation, Tony forces David to leave and visit Connie, and this selfless act attracts Gerry and convinces her that Tony is a good guy after all.  - Our Blushing Brides
  • Stout himself experienced at least one instance of contentious relations with his publishers.  - Plot It Yourself
  • Her erratic behavior tears the marriage apart, thereby unleashing a very contentious divorce procedure with Generosa demanding custody of the twins, ownership of their house in the Hamptons and, if possible, all of Ted's wealth.  - Murder in the Hamptons
  • On another night, in the midst of a contentious family Christmas dinner at the Wetherholds', Janet arrives unannounced with a cake.  - Smart People
  • After Long left, Holly and Roger were featured at the forefront, along with Roger's contentious marriage to Alexandra, which would culminate in a memorable scene where McKinsey's Alexandra decimated Roger in public.  - Guiding Light (1990–99)
  • This begins a contentious relationship between them when Lee reports to apologize.  - A Yank at Oxford
  • Gun-hee's father's unexpected visit to Japan forces Gun-hee to jump into Yu-bin's cab without his wallet which leads to a full day together for this already contentious pair.  - First Love of a Royal Prince
  • After a contentious vote, Mace decides to kill Trey, but discovers Trey to have already committed suicide.  - Sunshine (2007 film)
  • It is after a strained dinner party with three guests where Philippa places her adoptive family in a position where the elder Palfreys have a contentious argument with Philippa.  - Innocent Blood (novel)
  • Jack then has a contentious meeting with his co-producers, the Sherwoods.  - Delirious (1991 film)
  • The two eventually become contentious friends.  - The Little Colonel (1935 film)
  • He ends their contentious time together with an unwelcome kiss.  - Hum Tum
  • Marshall), who has a contentious relationship with his son, also occasionally appears.  - Tanner '88
  • Primary characters include Fox McCloud, a fox who wears a green suit and leads the Star Fox team; Falco Lombardi, the cocky expert pilot with a green suit and a sometimes contentious relationship with Fox; Peppy Hare, a rabbit in a red suit and a mentor to Fox and the wisest member of the team; Slippy Toad, a frog in a blue suit and the team technician and childhood friend of Fox; Fay, a white dog with a blue suit like Slippy and a pink hair bow who is a new member of the team; and Miyu, a tomboyish lynx in a red suit like Peppy who is also a new addition to the team.  - Star Fox 2
  • Since his return to the more comfortable role of consigliere, Silvio has again counseled Tony about contentious issues.  - Silvio Dante
  • 's only enemy in the Sheffield house, as she has an even more contentious relationship with his longtime butler Niles (who hates her just as much as she hates him).  - The Nanny
  • Emperor Napoléon I Bonaparte orders all copies of the book to be torched and the author shot, but his advisor, Delbené, tempers this contentious idea with one of his own: send alienist dr Royer-Collard to assess Charenton and silence the Marquis.  - Quills
  • Through present tense stream-of-consciousness narrative, Bateman describes his daily life, ranging from a series of Friday nights spent at nightclubs with his colleagues — where they snort cocaine, critique fellow club-goers' clothing, trade fashion advice, and question one another on proper etiquette — to his loveless engagement to fellow yuppie Evelyn and his contentious relationship with his brother and senile mother.  - American Psycho

Example sentences for "contentious" in interesting articles

  • This is always going to be a contentious issue and there are many different views of how much should be done under what circumstances.  - Lessons from Outsourcing to India, China and the Philippines
  • AccessibilityAccess to KnowledgeOpennessInternet GovernanceTelecomRAW In India, Prism-like Surveillance Slips Under the Radar Prism, the contentious U.S.  - In India, Prism-like Surveillance Slips Under the Radar
  • Others said the scientists in saris had "redefined mission control" and called them "true role models".The chatter even veered into the contentious Indian debate about tradition and modernity.  - India's Mars mission: Picture that spoke 1,000 words
  • Decades after it first surfaced in automobile design, visual design is still the most contentious aspect of designing compelling user experiences.  - Why Angry Birds is so successful and popular?
  • There are a handful of moderators for each discussion forum on Rav but he recently instituted a "peer review" service (better known as "mod attack") for contentious conversations on the main boards.  - Ravelry - a very successful deployment of Ruby and Rails
  • Without a dominant player such as the U.S., it may always be a contentious business, especially given European nations' long, and not entirely forgotten, history of military confrontation.For these reasons, Europe's path toward superpower status seems long and thorny today.  - Why Europe Is Warning of Pax Americana's End
  • We forget, now, how contentious player-vs-player combat was, in those days, and how hard a design problem it was to make it feel seamless.  - Ten Years of World of Warcraft
  • But the relationship between the peoples has long been a contentious subject.  - The Griffin Warrior Tomb Upends What We Know About the Roots of Mycenae
  • During the critical ramp up period before the 2020 Census, the bureau now faces a leadership vacuum, a dearth of funding, and a potentially contentious political fight over the nomination of the next director.\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E“The timing of Thompson’s departure could not be worse,” said Phil Sparks, co-director of the Census Project, a non-profit coalition that advocates for a fair Census.  - Mikhail Gorbachev: 'It All Looks as If the World Is Preparing for War'
  • During the critical ramp up period before the 2020 Census, the bureau now faces a leadership vacuum, a dearth of funding, and a potentially contentious political fight over the nomination of the next director.\u003C\u002Fp\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E“The timing of Thompson’s departure could not be worse,” said Phil Sparks, co-director of the Census Project, a non-profit coalition that advocates for a fair Census.  - New York’s Single Test for High School Defined My Life
  • Even so, he did not want “a baseless and protracted lawsuit related to a contentious divorce” to distract from the business school’s business.  - Inside Stanford Business School’s Spiraling Sex Scandal
  • As recently as 2009, there was public outcry when Google Earth incorporated publicly available historical maps of Tokyo and Osaka that pinpointed the location of Buraku villages in feudal times, dragging up the contentious issues of prejudice and profiling.  - Japan's hidden caste of untouchables
  • Others said the scientists in saris had "redefined mission control" and called them "true role models".The chatter even veered into the contentious Indian debate about tradition and modernity.  - India's Mars mission: Picture that spoke 1,000 words
  • "It's the usual suspects that are most likely to have helped the virus get a foothold in humans - travel, population increases and human practices such as unsafe healthcare interventions and prostitution."Perhaps the most contentious suggestion is that the spread of the M-group viruses had more to do with the conditions being right than it had to do with these viruses being better adapted for transmission and growth in humans.  - Aids: Origin of pandemic 'was 1920s Kinshasa'
  • They pointed to previous failed peace negotiations when the rebels took advantage of a lull in fighting to regroup and rearm as evidence that the Farc had broken their word before.Others were unhappy that under the agreement, the Farc would be guaranteed 10 seats in the Colombian Congress in the 2018 and 2022 elections.They said this would give the newly created party an unfair advantage.Read more about the deal's most contentious pointsWhat will happen next?President Santos said that the bilateral ceasefire between government forces and the Farc would remain in place.  - Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal

Meaning of "contentious" in English

  • involving or likely to cause controversy
  • inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
    - a disputatious lawyer
    - a litigious and acrimonious spirit

Meaning of "contentious" in Hindi

  • विवादपूर्ण ( Vivadapurn, vivaadapoorn, wiwadapurn)
  • झगडालू ( Jhagadalu, jhagadaaloo, zhagadalu)
  • कलहप्रिय ( Kalahapriy)
  • विवादास्पद् ( Vivadaspad, vivaadaaspad, wiwadaspad)
  • झगड़ालू ( Jhagadalu, jhagadaaloo, zhagadalu)

Synonyms of "contentious"

  • litigious
  • combative
  • disputatious
  • disputative

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