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also ten·den·cious  (tĕn-dĕn′shəs)
Marked by or favoring a particular point of view; partisan: a tendentious account of the recent elections.

[From Medieval Latin tendentia, a cause; see tendency.]

ten·den′tious·ly adv.
ten·den′tious·ness n.
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Adv.1.tendentiously - in a tendentious manner; "the paper reported rather tendentiously on the war atrocities"


[tenˈdenʃəslɪ] ADVde modo tendencioso


[tɛnˈdɛnʃəslɪ] advtendenziosamente
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