tendentiousness

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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tendentious
1900, formed after or from Ger. tendenziös, from tendenz, from M.L. tendentia (see tendency).
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