factious factious


  • (adj) dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)



  1. Now, from exile in London, he broke a long silence, urged his factious countrymen to unite under the Liberation banner of fighting Marshal Tito.
  2. It will, we may hope, be an Opposition which is neither factious nor unsympathetic with the blunders of mere inexperience.
  3. But the opposition remains factious and agendaless, and many foreign observers suspect that it may be more interested in provoking dissent than in promoting democracy.



  1. Macquarie wrote a second list of 13 enemies in 1821, under the title "factious and dissatisfied".
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Lachlan Macquarie Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. In the Federalist Papers, James Madison wrote, "Men of factious tempers, of local prejudices, or of sinister designs, may, by intrigue, by corruption, or by other means, first obtain the suffrages, and then betray the interests, of the people."
    on Aug 5, 2005 By: James Madison Source: The Chattanoogan

  3. "The one thing I will say is that for as fractured and factious and divided and divisive as we appear, this guild will absolutely stand shoulder-to-shoulder if there is a fight to be fought," SAG president Melissa Gilbert says.
    on Feb 19, 2004 By: Melissa Gilbert Source: Hollywood Reporter

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