I adjective argumentative, at loggerheads, at odds, bellicose, cantankerous, combative, contentious, controversial, contumacious, disagreeing, discordant, disputatious, dissenting, dissident, divergent, divided, divisive, hostile, implacable, inimical, insubordinate, irascible, militant, mutinous, negative, polemic, pugnacious, quarrelsome, schismatic, turbulent, uncooperative, unilateral II index argumentative, contentious, controversial, contumacious, dissenting, dissident, divergent, divisive, hostile, negative, polemic, pugnacious

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  • factious — factious, factitious, fractious Factious means ‘characterized by faction or dissension’, as in factious quarrelling, whereas factitious means ‘contrived, artificial’, as in factitious reasoning; both words are related to Latin facere ‘to do’ but… …   Modern English usage

  • Factious — Fac tious a. [L. factiosus: cf. F. factieux.] 1. Given to faction; addicted to form parties and raise dissensions, in opposition to government or the common good; turbulent; seditious; prone to clamor against public measures or men; said of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • factious — 1530s, from M.Fr. factieux and directly from L. factiosus partisan, seditious, inclined to form parties, from factionem (see FACTION (Cf. faction)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • factious — contumacious, seditious, mutinous, rebellious, *insubordinate Analogous words: contending, fighting, warring (see CONTEND): contentious, quarrelsome (see BELLIGERENT): disaffected, estranged, alienated (see ESTRANGE) Antonyms: cooperative… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • factious — [adj] conflicting, warring alienated, belligerent, contending, contentious, contumacious, disaffected, disputatious, dissident, divisive, estranged, fighting, hostile, insubordinate, insurgent, insurrectionary, litigious, malcontent, mutinous,… …   New thesaurus

  • factious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating or inclined to dissension. DERIVATIVES factiously adverb factiousness noun. ORIGIN Latin factiosus, from facere do, make …   English terms dictionary

  • factious — [fak′shəs] adj. [L factiosus < factio] 1. producing or tending to produce faction; causing dissension 2. produced or characterized by faction factiously adv. factiousness n …   English World dictionary

  • factious — factiously, adv. factiousness, n. /fak sheuhs/, adj. 1. given to faction; dissentious: A factious group was trying to undermine the government. 2. pertaining to or proceeding from faction: factious quarrels. [1525 35; < L factiosus fond of doing …   Universalium

  • factious — /ˈfækʃəs / (say fakshuhs) adjective 1. acting only in the interests of a group or faction: factious opposition. 2. caused by factional spirit or strife: factious quarrels. {Latin factiōsus} –factiously, adverb –factiousness, noun …  

  • factious — adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French factieux, from Latin factiosus, from factio Date: 1532 of or relating to faction: as a. caused by faction < factious disputes > b. inclined to faction or the formation of factions c.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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