contentious

語源:contend=(動詞)戦う、争う→contention=(名詞)争い→contentious

形容詞:@(問題などが)議論を呼びそうな(cause a lot of disagreement or arguments)
The adoption of the citizen judges in the Supreme Court provoked the contentious issue of death penalty.
In the lecture by Dr. Michael Sandel, students discuss some contentious problems familiar with our daily lives.

A(人が)争いを好む
The conference ended in a complete debacle because of the quibbles between the two contentious men.

類義語
belligerent(1級頻出)
挑戦的な、怒って喧嘩をしそうな
The arrested civil servant was usually a gentle person, but he was drunken and belligerent towards police at that time.
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