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

 

tendentious

 adjective
adjective
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 Origin early 20th cent.: suggested by German tendenziös.
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