contentiousness contentiousness  /kən ˈtɛn ʃəs nəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an inclination to be quarrelsome and contentious

News

  1. Nashua board hesitant to weigh in on proposal to restrict alcohol sales near schools

    NASHUA – The Board of Education on Monday night held off on a discussion regarding a proposed city ordinance about alcohol served near schools, after some members questioned whether the board should weigh in at all. “I’m not sure I would recommend a further discussion,” said board member Steven Haas. “From what I read in the newspaper, it seems like there is some contentiousness over the intent ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Nashua Telegraph

  2. School board hesitates on drinking ban

    NASHUA – The Board of Education on Monday night held off on a discussion regarding a proposed city ordinance about alcohol served near schools, after some members questioned whether the board should weigh in at all. “I’m not sure I would recommend a further discussion,” said board member Steven Haas. “From what I read in the newspaper, it seems like there is some contentiousness over the intent ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Nashua Telegraph

Quotes

  1. "Although New York's budget process has been criticized over the years for its contentiousness, delays and poor fiscal practices, the governor's unprecedented actions this year have served to weaken an already flawed system and produce an even worse...
    on May 23, 2006 By: Alan Hevesi Source: Albany Business Review

  2. "I think the worst thing would be to do no bill at all, because what would happen is we would have the negativity of the contentiousness, of the fighting and the distortions, and then not come up with anything," Engel said. "It would be 1994...
    on Jan 17, 2010 By: Eliot Engel Source: New York Daily News (blog)

  3. Here's the money quote: "Far more difficult and complex cases have been tried in this state without generating the degree of contentiousness and delay that has plagued this one," Sears wrote.
    on Nov 30, 2007 By: Leah Ward Sears Source: Insider Advantage Georgia

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