Friday, October 25, 2002
tendentious adjective [ten-DEN-shuhs] Marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view.
Definitions for tendentious
- Marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view.
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Citations for tendentious
Most writing about Wagner has been like political pamphleteering--tendentious, one-sided and full of revisionist zeal.
Since I believe all novels are political, I certainly believe that it is possible for a novelist to admix deliberate political purpose and aesthetics, although there is certainly the danger, in the process, of making art that is tendentious . . . and therefore not terribly artistically interesting.
Origin of tendentious
Tendentious comes from Medieval Latin tendentia, from Latin tendens, tendent-, present participle of tendere, "to stretch, to direct one's course to, to be inclined." It is related to tendency.