[ US /ˌtɛnˈdɛnʃəs/ ]
[ UK /tɛndˈɛnʃəs/ ]
  1. having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one
    a tendentious account of recent elections
    distinguishing between verifiable fact and tendentious assertion
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How To Use tendentious In A Sentence

  • This is a tendentious, romanticised version of the history.
  • `That's a rather tendentious phrase, isn't it, Superintendent? POLITICAL SUICIDE
  • These kind of tendentious pronouncements from Iran's president make many in the west uncomfortable. Collision Course: The United States and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran
  • Government advertising campaigns should be objective and explanatory, not tendentious or party political.
  • His use of evidence was tendentious and manipulative.
  • Second, the view from abroad lacks the tendentiousness of American commentators, who have long ago dug into their partisan bunkers (The New York Times is bad, but The Wall Street Journal is so unrelievedly dogmatic that it makes you cry for the old days of kindly Robert Bartley). Robert Teitelman: Politics and economic truths
  • We'll be saying more about the particular fooleries, dishonesties and tendentiousness involved in these arguments.
  • Some liberal arguments about the significance of this case seem tendentious and overblown.
  • This is just sloppy tendentious journalism.
  • His hesitancy to do so because of fear of being bogged down on the individual points is WRONG and that is “afraidness” and it’s tendentious actually. Letter to NAS « Climate Audit
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