from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by a strong implicit point of view; partisan: a tendentious account of the recent elections.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a tendency; written or spoken with a partisan, biased or prejudiced purpose.
- adj. Implicitly or explicitly slanted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one
From Medieval Latin tendentia, a cause; see tendency.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ultimately from the Latin tendere / tendō; related to the (English) tendency. (Wiktionary)