Contention

usgb/kənˈtenʃn/Volume
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Argument ScalePlay
Contention implies a serious disagreement that is bigger than a casual argument but not as severe as a feud. SlideThe debate about climate change is no small contention among scientists.
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Emotional WeightPlay
Contention often carries emotional charges, suggesting strong feelings are involved. SlideThe discussion turned into a heated contention.
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Public DebatePlay
Contention is frequently used when the disagreement is public, like in politics or media. SlideTheir contention over the policy was broadcasted live.