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fac·tious

 (făk′shəs)
adj.
Given to, characterized by, or promoting internal dissension. See Synonyms at insubordinate.

fac′tious·ly adv.
fac′tious·ness n.

factious

(ˈfækʃəs)
adj
given to, producing, or characterized by faction
ˈfactiously adv
ˈfactiousness n
Usage: Fractious is sometimes wrongly used where factious is meant: this factious (not fractious) dispute has split the party still further

fac•tious

(ˈfæk ʃəs)

adj.
1. given to faction; dissentious.
2. pertaining to or proceeding from faction: factious quarrels.
[1525–35; < Latin factiōsus belonging to a faction]
fac′tious•ly, adv.
fac′tious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.factious - dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)
discordant - not in agreement or harmony; "views discordant with present-day ideas"
Translations

factious

[ˈfækʃəs] ADJfaccioso

factious

adj (liter)streitsüchtig, händelsüchtig; quarrellingkleinlich, engherzig
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