Synonyms of contention in English:

contention


See definition of contention

noun

1‘there were a number of points of contention between the Crown and Parliament’

SYNONYMS
disagreement, dispute, disputation, argument, variance
discord, hostility, conflict, friction, acrimony, enmity, strife, dissension, disharmony, quarrelling, feuding
ANTONYMS

agreement

2‘her contention is that this event was the result of a conspiracy’

SYNONYMS
argument, claim, plea, submission, allegation
opinion, stand, position, view, belief, thesis, hypothesis, case, postulation
declaration, assertion, affirmation, pronouncement, announcement, statement

Phrases

    in contention

    ‘he is in contention for a first-team place’


    SYNONYMS
    in competition, competing, contesting, contending, challenging, vying
    striving, struggling, tussling, grappling, battling, fighting, warring