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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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(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
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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.
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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
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[tenˈdenʃəs] ADJtendencioso
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adj, tendentiously
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[tɛnˈdɛnʃəs] adjtendenzioso/a
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The Coalition said in a press statement: "One of the satellite channels continues broadcasting lies and fraud against the leader of the National Coalition Iyad Allawi between now, sometimes by adopting lies and rumors tendentious, and sometimes by insisting on hosting certain personalities to undermine the National Coalition and its leader, to the extent that one of them recently claimed that Iyad Allawi plans a military coup ".
The premier reiterated Bahrain stance of absolute solidarity and support to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and total rejection of all systematic campaigns and tendentious slanderous propaganda against it, attempting to target the lofty status of the KSA and its strategic clout, on the regional as well as the world stages.
The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a socially responsible and transparent institution, and as the main part of the third pillar of government at the state-level, mindful of its position in the state structure, and respecting the position and significance of the media and public information agencies, in reaction to ever more frequent tendentious, unprofessional and incorrect media coverage of cases prosecuted before this court, for the purpose of improving public discourse and providing accurate and proper information to the interested public, hereby issues the press release that follows.
He also said that it had been deeply disappointed by the reaction of the Indian authorities, who dismissed the report as fallacious, tendentious and motivated without examining it and responding to the very serious concerns about the human rights situation in occupied Kashmir.
The government yesterday rejected as "fallacious, tendentious and motivated" the first ever report on human rights in Kashmir released by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (OHCHR).
She compares and contrasts his vision with two different narratives on the historical period in question: the official Soviet one and the one created in the West and in post-perestroika Russia, which, although also inevitably tendentious, she says, must be less so than Soviet-era propaganda.
Why is the Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea and Samaria publishing the Palestinian Authority distorted and tendentious data,which adds more than a million and a quarter people to Palestinian demographics in Judea and Samaria?