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Word: tendentious

Definition: promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction


Sentences Containing 'tendentious'

A "Village Voice" columnist has called it "blatantly tendentious" and described it as containing "heavy-breathing hero worship."
Charles Haldat made some penetrating criticisms of the reproducibility of Rumford's results and it is possible to see the whole experiment as somewhat tendentious.
In the 1990s, Helen Darville used the pen-name "Helen Demidenko" and won major literary prizes for her "Hand that Signed the Paper" before being discovered, sparking a controversy over the content of her novel, a fictionalised and highly tendentious account of the Nazi occupation of the Ukraine.
When major Arabic biographers decided to write comprehensive entries on Farabi in the 6th-7th/12th-13th centuries, there was very little specific information on hand; this allowed for their acceptance of invented stories about his life which range from benign extrapolation on the basis of some known details to tendentious reconstructions and legends.

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