[ ten-den-shuh s ]
/ tɛnˈdɛn ʃəs /
having or showing a definite tendency, bias, or purpose: a tendentious novel.
Also ten·den·cious, ten·den·tial [ten-den-shuh l] /tɛnˈdɛn ʃəl/.
Related formsten·den·tious·ly, adverbten·den·tious·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for tendentiousness
He is a Socialist, but his fiction is wholly without "tendentiousness."Literature and Life|William Dean Howells
British Dictionary definitions for tendentiousness
/ (tɛnˈdɛnʃəs) /
having or showing an intentional tendency or bias, esp a controversial one
Derived Formstendentiously, tendenciously, tendentially or tendencially, adverbtendentiousness or tendenciousness, noun
Word Origin for tendentious
C20: from tendency
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