What does divisive mean?

Definitions for divisive
dɪˈvaɪ sɪvdi·vi·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dissentious, divisive, factiousadjective

    dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)


  1. divisiveadjective

    Having a quality that divides or separates

    Rather than fostering unity, he becomes divisive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Divisiveadjective

    indicating division or distribution

  2. Divisiveadjective

    creating, or tending to create, division, separation, or difference

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. divisif.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of divisive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of divisive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of divisive in a Sentence

  1. Geylani Alpay:

    The president uses very divisive language. Anyone who doesn't support him is painted as a traitor.

  2. Phil Berger:

    This should tell you all you need to know about Cooper and Senate Democrats’ motives, they aren’t interested in moving past this issue or protecting the privacy and safety of North Carolina families. They’re brass-knuckled politicians who want to wage a nasty culture war with divisive issues, so they can keep filling their campaign coffers with cash from fringe liberal activists.

  3. Arlene Foster:

    We all know how divisive a border poll would be, and for us in Northern Ireland what we have to do at the moment is all come together to fight against COVID.

  4. John Delaney:

    Let's stop the nonsense of unrealistic and divisive campaign promises and be the party the American people need – a decent, unifying, future-focused and common-sense party, step one is to beat Donald Trump and restore decency to the Office of the President.

  5. Republican National Committee:

    His bid isn't just bad news for residents, it's more proof that Democrats are about to endure the most crowded, divisive, and contentious primary in history.

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