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Wordnet 3.0


1. dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion);
[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. [1913 Webster] 2. Creating, or tending to create, division, separation, or difference. [1913 Webster] It [culture] is after all a dainty and divisive quality, and can not reach to the depths of humanity. --J. C. Shairp. -- Di*vi"sive*ly, adv. -- Di*vi"sive*ness, n. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

divisive 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, shrewish, wrangling