tendentiousness


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ten·den·tious

also ten·den·cious  (tĕn-dĕn′shəs)
adj.
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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Noun1.tendentiousness - an intentional and controversial bias
bias, prejudice, preconception - a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
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tendentiousness

noun
An inclination for or against that inhibits impartial judgment:
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tendentiousness

[tenˈdenʃəsnɪs] Ntendenciosidad f
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