Contention and Difference


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Contention noun – A contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement.
Difference is a synonym for contention in conflict topic. In some cases you can use "Difference" instead a noun "Contention", when it comes to topics like disagreement, competition, controversy.
Nearby Words: content, contented, contentious, contenting
Synonyms for Contention


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Difference noun – Variance of opinion on a matter.
Usage example: we must try to settle our differences without fighting

Contention is a synonym for difference in conflict topic. You can use "Contention" instead a noun "Difference", if it concerns topics such as disagreement, dispute, controversy, opposing views.
Nearby Words: different, differentiate, differing, differential, differentiation
Synonyms for Difference

How words are described

considerable considerable contention considerable difference
critical critical contention critical difference
great great contention great difference
serious serious contention serious difference
Other adjectives: main, major, immediate, minor.
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