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Definitions and Synonyms of contestation | Another word for contestation | What is contestation?

Definition 1: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where contestation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were involved in a violent argument

Synonyms for contestation in the sense of this definition

(contestation is a kind of ...) a disagreement or argument about something important

"he had a dispute with his wife" "there were irreconcilable differences" "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"

(... is a kind of contestation ) a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument

(... is a kind of contestation ) an outburst of controversy

"the incident triggered a political firestorm"

(... is a kind of contestation ) an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage

(... is a kind of contestation ) a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)

(... is a kind of contestation ) an intense verbal dispute

"a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"

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