contested Definition

  • 1disputed; argued against
  • 2engaged in a competition or rivalry

Using contested: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "contested" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The election results were contested by the losing candidate.

  • Example

    The ownership of the land is being contested in court.

  • Example

    The team contested fiercely for the championship title.

  • Example

    The decision was contested by many members of the committee.

contested Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with contested

  • a competition or dispute that is intense and closely fought


    The race for the presidency was hotly contested, with both candidates giving their all.

  • a divorce in which one or both parties disagree on some aspect of the separation, such as child custody or property division


    The couple's contested divorce lasted for over a year due to disagreements over alimony payments.

  • a legal dispute over the validity or terms of a deceased person's will


    The family members are in a contested will battle over their father's estate.


Summary: contested in Brief

The term 'contested' [kənˈtestɪd] refers to something that is disputed or argued against, such as an election result or ownership of land. It can also mean engaged in a competition or rivalry, as in 'The team contested fiercely for the championship title.' 'Contested' extends into phrases like 'hotly contested,' denoting an intense and closely fought competition or dispute.