contentious issue

contentious issue
= controversial issue спорный вопрос

Politics english-russian dictionary. 2013.

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  • contentious — con|ten|tious [kənˈtenʃəs] adj 1.) causing a lot of argument and disagreement between people contentious issue/area/subject etc ▪ Animal welfare did not become a contentious issue until the late 1970s. 2.) someone who is contentious often argues… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • contentious — [[t]kənte̱nʃəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A contentious issue causes a lot of disagreement or arguments. [FORMAL] Sanctions are expected to be among the most contentious issues. ...a country where land prices are politically contentious. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • contentious — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ become ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very …   Collocations dictionary

  • contentious — adjective 1) a contentious issue Syn: controversial, disputable, debatable, disputed, open to debate, vexed 2) a contentious debate Syn: heated, vehement, fierce, violent, intense, i …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • contentious — adjective 1 causing a lot of argument and disagreement between people: Animal welfare did not become a contentious issue until the late 1970s. 2 someone who is contentious often argues with people contentiously adverb contentiousness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • contentious — adjective 1) a contentious issue Syn: controversial, debatable, disputed, open to debate, moot, vexed 2) contentious people Syn: quarrelsome, argumentative, confrontational; Brit …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • contentious — con|ten|tious [ kən tenʃəs ] adjective 1. ) causing disagreement between people or groups: CONTROVERSIAL: Sex education in schools remains a highly contentious issue. 2. ) enjoying arguing with other people: ARGUMENTATIVE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • contentious — UK [kənˈtenʃəs] / US adjective 1) causing disagreement between people or groups Sex education in schools remains a highly contentious issue. 2) enjoying arguing with other people …   English dictionary

  • issue */*/*/ — I UK [ˈɪʃuː] / UK [ˈɪsjuː] / US [ˈɪʃu] noun Word forms issue : singular issue plural issues 1) a) [countable] a subject that people discuss or argue about, especially relating to society, politics etc It s a website devoted to environmental… …   English dictionary

  • issue — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 problem ADJECTIVE ▪ big, burning, central, critical, crucial, important, key, main, major, serious …   Collocations dictionary

  • issue — is|sue1 [ ıʃu ] noun *** ▸ 1 subject ▸ 2 magazine ▸ 3 set made available ▸ 4 official giving ▸ 5 children ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a subject that people discuss or argue about, especially relating to society, politics, etc.: It s a Web site devoted …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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