factious(redirected from factiousness)
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Given to, characterized by, or promoting internal dissension. See Synonyms at insubordinate.
given to, producing, or characterized by faction
Usage: Fractious is sometimes wrongly used where factious is meant: this factious (not fractious) dispute has split the party still further
1. given to faction; dissentious.
2. pertaining to or proceeding from faction: factious quarrels.
[1525–35; < Latin factiōsus belonging to a faction]