tendentious

[ten-den-shuhs]
adjective
having or showing a definite tendency, bias, or purpose: a tendentious novel.
Also, tendencious, tendential [ten-den-shuhl] .


Origin:
1895–1900; < Medieval Latin tendenti(a) tendency + -ous

tendentiously, adverb
tendentiousness, noun
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tendentious or tendencious (tɛnˈdɛnʃəs)
 
adj
having or showing an intentional tendency or bias, esp a controversial one
 
[C20: from tendency]
 
tendencious or tendencious
 
adj
 
[C20: from tendency]
 
ten'dentiously or tendencious
 
adv
 
ten'denciously or tendencious
 
adv
 
ten'dentially or tendencious
 
adv
 
ten'dencially or tendencious
 
adv
 
ten'dentiousness or tendencious
 
n
 
ten'denciousness or tendencious
 
n

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Word Origin & History

tendentious
1900, formed after or from Ger. tendenziös, from tendenz, from M.L. tendentia (see tendency).
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Example sentences
But this review can only be described as tendentious, biased, and misleading.
The continuing effort to conflate accusations, both false and true, is
  tendentious.
But, to his tendentious critics, none of that matters.
Yet the department's tendentious methods are open to challenge.
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