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contention(Argument), noun allegation, area of disagreement, argumentation, cause, conflict, contest, debate, discord, disputatio, disputation, dispute, disputed point, ground, issue, legal dispute, legal issue, plea, point, polemic, proposition, reason, root of dissension
contention(Opposition), noun antagonism, challenge, clashing, combat, competition, competitiveness, conflict, contest, contestation, contrariety, contravention, controversy, counteraction, cross purposes, debate, disaccord, disagreement, discord, disharmony, dispute, dissension, dissent, dissidence, dissonance, enmity, faction, factiousness, feud, fight, friction, hostility, inimicality, irreconcilability, protest, protestation, quarrel, quarreling, quarrelsomeness, recrimination, rivalry, schism, strife, struggle, unappeasability, wrangling
See also: altercation, argument, avowal, case, collision, conflict, confrontation, contest, contravention, controversy, disaccord, disagreement, discord, dispute, dissension, embroilment, feud, fracas, fray, lawsuit, opposition, resistance, rift, strife, struggle, variance