Definition of Tendentious

1. Adjective. Having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one. "Distinguishing between verifiable fact and tendentious assertion"

Exact synonyms: Tendencious
Similar to: Partisan, Partizan
Derivative terms: Tendency, Tendency, Tendentiousness

Definition of Tendentious

1. Adjective. Having a tendency; written or spoken with a partisan, biased or prejudiced purpose. ¹

2. Adjective. Implicitly or explicitly slanted. ¹

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Definition of Tendentious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tendentious

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tendency tone
tendency tones
tendency writing
tendentious (current term)
tender lines
tender loving care
tender offer
tender points
tender zones

Literary usage of Tendentious

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1. History: Chronology 1: Second Edition by Anatoly Fomenko (2007)
"The tendentious distortion of the image of mediaeval Athens in the "restoration works" of the XIX-XX century Let us now divert our attention to the moment ..."

2. Proletcult (proletarian Culture) by Eden Paul, Cedar Paul (1921)
"Our essential thesis, that all science is tendentious, ... tendentious algebra would be ridiculous; tendentious arithmetic has landed ..."

3. The Spirit of Russia: Studies in History, Literature and Philosophy by Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1919)
"At one time he would insist that art must never be tendentious, and yet shortly afterwards he would say that art pure and simple must be supplemented by ..."

4. Life of Richard Wagner by Carl Friedrich Glasenapp, William Ashton Ellis (1908)
"I am not speaking of the tendentious omissions, which you effected ... of those "tendentious omissions," since the adjective itself suggests their touching ..."

5. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"Typical of the majority's tendentious treatment of the evidence in its diversion chapter is how much it tries to make out of the so-called "Singlaub- ..."

6. The Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy in Africa[: Forced Consensus? by Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Michael Osita Ogbu, Ha-Joon Chang (2004)
"... and a tendentious reading of post-colonial African economic history designed to achieve the pre-determined end of discrediting the state as a credible ..."

7. The Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy in Africa[: Forced Consensus? by Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Michael Osita Ogbu, Ha-Joon Chang (2004)
"But, however tendentious the association, it impacts significantly upon public perception and, from there, on the actual content of the policies and the ..."

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