Synonyms of contention in English:

contention


See definition of contention

noun

1‘there were a number of points of contention between the Crown and Parliament’

SYNONYMS

disagreement, dispute, disputation, argument, variance

discord, hostility, conflict, friction, acrimony, enmity, strife, dissension, disharmony, quarrelling, feuding

ANTONYMS

agreement

2‘her contention is that this event was the result of a conspiracy’

SYNONYMS

argument, claim, plea, submission, allegation

opinion, stand, position, view, belief, thesis, hypothesis, case, postulation

declaration, assertion, affirmation, pronouncement, announcement, statement


Phrases

    in contention

      ‘he is in contention for a first-team place’

      SYNONYMS

      in competition, competing, contesting, contending, challenging, vying

      striving, struggling, tussling, grappling, battling, fighting, warring

      Variant spelling in (or out of) contention