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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.


(tɛnˈdɛnʃəs) or


having or showing an intentional tendency or bias, esp a controversial one
[C20: from tendency]
tenˈdentiously, tenˈdenciously, tenˈdentially, tenˈdencially adv
tenˈdentiousness, tenˈdenciousness n


or ten•den•cious

(tɛnˈdɛn ʃəs) also



having or showing a tendency to favor or promote a point of view; biased.
[1895–1900; < Medieval Latin tendenti(a) tendency + -ous]
ten•den′tious•ly, adv.
ten•den′tious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tendentious - having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one; "a tendentious account of recent elections"; "distinguishing between verifiable fact and tendentious assertion"
partisan, partizan - devoted to a cause or party




[tenˈdenʃəs] ADJtendencioso


adj, tendentiously


[tɛnˈdɛnʃəs] adjtendenzioso/a
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