dissension dissension  /dɪs ˈɛn ʃən/


  1. (n) disagreement among those expected to cooperate
  2. (n) a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters



  1. He insisted that he would not enter any primaries because to do so would promote dissension, but said he would not discourage write-in campaigns.
  2. Last autumn, defection of half the Academy's membership in the dissension over paycuts caused a shortage of cash, made it appear that there might be no Oscars at all.
  3. On Capitol Hill dissension increased daily.


  • The Good, the Great and the Awesome from Raw 6/17/13

    Twenty-four hours removed from WWE Payback, Raw hits the airwaves from Grand Rapids, Michigan and the immediate future of the company was changed forever. Alberto Del Rio cemented his heel turn, CM Punk dumped Paul Heyman , the McMahons continued to exhibit dissension, Mark Henry retired then did not, Dolph Ziggler is a babyface now and the main event was marred by the fury of an F5. It was an ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "Let me now warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party, generally. The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: George Washington Source: Austin American-Statesman (blog)

  2. "You can't perform like that if there is dissension about," Wilkins said. "They performed to a very high standard and the spirit and application was top class."
    on Dec 6, 2008 By: Ray Wilkins Source: Worldcupweb.com

  3. "These comments, if made by our ambassador, and reported correctly, are totally unwarranted and unacceptable," Mukherjee added. "In democracy there will always be dissension and divergence of opinions."
    on Aug 21, 2007 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: Reuters UK

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