Definition of well contested in US English:

well contested

adjective

  • That is the subject of much competition, struggle, or dispute; strongly contested or competed for.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Jeremiah Jones (?1694–1724), Independent minister and biblical scholar. From well + contested.

Pronunciation

well contested

/ˌwɛl kənˈtɛstɪd/