1. [syn: dissentious, divisive, factious]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Divisive \Di*vi"sive\, a. [Cf. F. divisif.]
1. Indicating division or distribution. --Mede.
2. Creating, or tending to create, division, separation, or
It [culture] is after all a dainty and divisive
quality, and can not reach to the depths of
humanity. --J. C.
-- Di*vi"sive*ly, adv. -- Di*vi"sive*ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority
opinion) [syn: dissentious, divisive, factious]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "divisive":
aggressive, bellicose, belligerent, bickering, combative,
disputatious, eristic, factional, factious, irascible, irritable,
litigious, partisan, polarizing, polemic, pugnacious, quarrelsome,