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Having a tendency; written or spoken with a partisan, biased or prejudiced purpose.
Implicitly or explicitly slanted.
Ultimately from the Latin tendere / tendō; related to the (English) tendency.
From Medieval Latin tendentia a cause tendency
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Of course, all of this is tendentious nonsense.
The USA edition has an equally tendentious title - Eyewitness to Jesus.
However the argument is often lost in some very tendentious reasoning.
Indeed, the notion of tenses in PIE is rather tendentious.
In fact, he accuses me of ' a somewhat tendentious Marxism ' .
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