- Marked by heated arguments or controversy.
2012 June 19, Phil McNulty, “England 1-0 Ukraine”, in BBC Sport:
- Ukraine, however, will complain long and hard about a contentious second-half incident when Marko Devic's shot clearly crossed the line before it was scrambled away by John Terry, only for the officials to remain unmoved.
- Given to struggling with others out of jealousy or discord.
marked by controversy
given to struggling