tendentious

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Ultimately from the Latin tendere / tendō; related to the (English) tendency.

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tendentious (comparative more tendentious, superlative most tendentious)

  1. Having a tendency; written or spoken with a partisan, biased or prejudiced purpose, especially a controversial one.
  2. Implicitly or explicitly slanted.
    As a supporter of the cause, his reports were tendentious in the extreme.

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