Translation of contentious in Spanish:

contentious

polémico, adj.

Pronunciation /kənˈtɛn(t)ʃəs//kənˈtɛnʃəs/

adjective

  • 1

    (decision/issue) polémico
    (decision/issue) muy discutido
    • As I stated in the opening paragraph of my article, the issue is contentious and controversial.
    • Some of the most contentious and disputed issues of our day are matters of bioethics.
    • This last piece of evidence is particularly contentious and likely to feature prominently in the appeal.
    • Thus the issue remains contentious and unresolved at this time.
    • First aid was also a contentious issue in the dispute.
    • I shall therefore summarise the parties' respective arguments on these contentious issues.
    • The most contentious issue is likely to be a provision encouraging commissioners to facilitate voluntary co-operation by witness to be heard in private.
    • That is a very real concern, as is the fact that the Minister has the power to resolve any contentious or unresolved issues to do with scopes of practice.
    • Lin suggested that the legislature could initially review only funds to control the epidemic and leave more contentious issues for further discussion.
    • Of course controversies and contentious issues have emerged.
    • Analogous battles over school finance issues will likely become just as contentious and prolonged.
    • Climate change legislation remained contentious and it seems likely that it will studied to death until it's too late to do anything.
    • Although Tanzania is one of the least densely populated countries in eastern Africa, control and access to productive lands has become an increasingly contentious issue.
    • Other questions of organizational control are also contentious.
    • Sex and reproductive control have to become less contentious issues.
    • He said car use in the city centre was likely to be contentious, but that cars should not be banned - just used in moderation.
    • It would impose an impossible burden on a jobbing printer to have to employ an in-house lawyer to vet contentious or controversial material.
    • E-mail is a notoriously bad way to resolve serious disputes over contentious issues, since it easily leads to harsh tones and misunderstandings.
    • In the long run the most contentious issue is likely to be wages.
    • But the moves for exemption are likely to prove highly contentious, coming as they do in the run-up to elections to the Scottish parliament.
  • 2

    (person) discutidor
    • The book fails to portray the bawdy and contentious woman who wanted always to be on center stage.
    • He was, and remains, a contentious figure, accused by some of scheming and power-mongering.
    • A strongly contentious figure, he garnered many enemies as well as advocates.
    • There is nothing contentious or political about them.
    • At about the same time, the Pentagon's exultation of a contentious personality reflected an increasingly codified belief in speed.
    • What these beneficiaries of social mobility urged on contentious workers was pious resignation, and in no city did they sermonize more harshly than in Rouen.
    • Strange was it to see two so vastly different men as these: Lin was a simple, small town boy, while Jamie was a brilliant, yet from time to time arrogant and contentious man with a youthful side to him.
    • By all accounts, her husband was contentious and physically abusive.
    • He is known as a bold, often contentious director.
    • A blow to the nose, sharply given by an experienced pastor during a congregational debate, can put a contentious layperson into a stupor.
    • A contentious or belligerent personality toward others is indicative of hyper-sensitivity and a feeling of never being fully understood.
    • She'd been expecting a sweet, unfortunate boy that she might perhaps feel some compassion for, but at the moment all she should feel for this contentious lad was anger.
    • These were complex, troubled, frequently contentious people.
    • A small, dark, contentious people known as the Picts held sway over the islands until the eighth and ninth centuries, when Viking invaders arrived.
    • Cadorna would become one of the most contentious figures in the history of the war.
    • I don't like breaches and I am not a particularly contentious person at all, but if my back is against the wall I can certainly muster all my inner forces.
    • In the commentaries that precede the extracts, the editor is at pains to present potentially contentious figures as unanimously acclaimed.
    • We have always been a contentious people without any hesitation to tear down our leaders.
    • The Greeks did not have the capacity to write philosophy, because they were a contentious people.
    • Now the tables are turned on the university's contentious president.