"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Sunday, 31 May 2009


I came across the word tendentious in a book the other day. I thought it meant argumentative but that didn't quite fit the context so I looked it up.

Tendentious means trying to influence opinion; written or spoken with personal bias in order to promote a cause or support a viewpoint.

Some synonyms include provocative, opinionated, biased, partisan, subjective, argumentative, prejudiced, one-sided, questionable, doubtful, and partial.

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