Definition of tendentious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//tenˈdenʃəs//
; NAmE NAmE//tenˈdenʃəs//
(formal, usually disapproving)
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(of a speech, piece of writing, theory, etc.) expressing a strong opinion that people are likely to disagree with synonym controversial tendentious political memoirs Word Originearly 20th cent.: suggested by German tendenziös.
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