What does dissension mean?

Definitions for dissensiondɪˈsɛn ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dissension.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discord, dissension(noun)

    disagreement among those expected to cooperate

  2. disagreement, dissension, dissonance(noun)

    a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters


  1. dissension(Noun)

    An act of expressing dissent, especially spoken.

  2. dissension(Noun)

    Strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissension(noun)

    disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and union; strife; discord; quarrel

  2. Origin: [L. dissensio: cf. F. dissension. See Dissent.]


  1. Dissension

    Dissension is the 60th Magic: The Gathering set, 38th expert level set, and the third and final set in the Ravnica Block, released on May 5, 2006.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissension in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissension in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Euripides:

    In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.

  2. H. G. Wells:

    A time will come when a politician who has wilfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with mens lives should not stake their own.

  3. Primo Levi:

    In order for the wheel to turn, for life to be lived, impurities are needed, and the impurities of impurities in the soil, too, as is known, if it is to be fertile. Dissension, diversity, the grain of salt and mustard are needed: Fascism does not want them, forbids them, and that's why you're not a Fascist; it wants everybody to be the same, and you are not. But immaculate virtue does not exist either, or if it exists it is detestable.

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