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  • argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement [Princeton Review]
    1. tending to argument or strife; quarrelsome: a contentious crew
    2. causing, involving, or characterized by argument or controversy: contentious issues
  • argumentative, pugnacious, combative, quarrelsome [Nandigam]

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