Definitions for factiousˈfæk ʃəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fac•tiousˈfæk ʃəs(adj.)

  1. given to faction; dissentious.

  2. pertaining to or proceeding from faction:

    factious quarrels.

Origin of factious:

1525–35; < L factiōsus belonging to a faction


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dissentious, divisive, factious(adj)

    dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)


  1. factious(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or caused by factions.

  2. factious(Adjective)

    Given to or characterized by discordance or insubordination.

  3. Origin: From the Latin factiosus "divisive; inclined to separate"; derivative of factionem

Webster Dictionary

  1. Factious(adj)

    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 persons

  2. Factious(adj)

    pertaining to faction; proceeding from faction; indicating, or characterized by, faction; -- said of acts or expressions; as, factious quarrels


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