Meaning of tendentious in English:

tendentious

Pronunciation /tɛnˈdɛnʃəs/

Translate tendentious into Spanish

adjective

  • Expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, especially a controversial one.

    ‘a tendentious reading of history’
    • ‘The channel is dispensing a view of the world that is tendentious and intellectually idle.’
    • ‘This is a tendentious, romanticised version of the history.’
    • ‘It is an effort not to understand but to use history to advance a tendentious agenda.’
    • ‘This is just sloppy tendentious journalism.’
    • ‘His realism could involve a fair amount of tendentious editing, glib generalisation and manipulation of the evidence.’
    • ‘The investigation was prejudiced and tendentious.’
    • ‘The version is not itself a lie, but it is a relentlessly tendentious interpretation.’
    • ‘The author's choice of this phrase was clearly tendentious.’
    • ‘Government advertising campaigns should be objective and explanatory, not tendentious or party political.’
    • ‘His use of evidence was tendentious and manipulative.’
    • ‘The book is tendentious and unconvincing but well-written.’
    • ‘This argument mixes so many distortions, falsehoods and tendentious points that it's not easy to know where to start.’
    • ‘Some liberal arguments about the significance of this case seem tendentious and overblown.’
    • ‘They make some good points, some misleading points, and a few rather tendentious points.’
    • ‘It is a highly tendentious, obviously partisan and unreliable document.’
    • ‘The statistics quoted are highly selective and tendentious.’
    • ‘This intensive and tendentious coverage made it obvious that some satellite channels were pursuing agendas of their own.’
    • ‘Some of his examples are tendentious but he is broadly right.’
    • ‘Some of his criticisms do seem a mite tendentious.’
    • ‘The scriptwriter must fashion this already tendentious material into watchable drama.’
    contentious, disputed, contended, at issue, moot, disputable, debatable, arguable, vexed, open to discussion, open to question, under discussion

Origin

Early 20th century suggested by German tendenziös.