Tendentious definition

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Marked by or favoring a particular point of view; partisan.

A tendentious account of the recent elections.

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Advancing a definite point of view; often, specif., biased or slanted.

Tendentious writings.

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The definition of tendentious is deliberate aim, or a definite point of view.

An example of something tendentious is a throw in a game of darts.

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Having a tendency; written or spoken with a partisan, biased or prejudiced purpose.
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As a supporter of the cause, his reports were tendentious in the extreme.

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Origin of tendentious

  • From Medieval Latin tendentia a cause tendency

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ultimately from the Latin tendere / tendō; related to the (English) tendency.

    From Wiktionary