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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:

Factious \Fac"tious\ a. [L. factiosus: cf. F. factieux.] 1. Given to faction; addicted to form parties and raise dissensions, in opposition to government or the common good; turbulent; seditious; prone to clamor against public measures or men; -- said of persons. [1913 Webster] Factious for the house of Lancaster. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to faction; proceeding from faction; indicating, or characterized by, faction; -- said of acts or expressions; as, factious quarrels. [1913 Webster] Headlong zeal or factious fury. --Burke. -- Fac"tious*ly, adv. -- Fac"tious*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

factious adj 1: dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion) [syn: dissentious, divisive, factious]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

51 Moby Thesaurus words for "factious": aggressive, alienated, argumentative, at loggerheads, at odds, bellicose, belligerent, bickering, breakaway, combative, conflicting, contending, contentious, contumacious, disaffected, discordant, disputatious, divisive, eristic, estranged, extreme, extremistic, factional, fighting, insurgent, insurrectionary, irascible, irritable, litigious, mutineering, mutinous, partisan, polarizing, polemic, pugnacious, quarrelsome, rebel, rebellious, refractory, revolutional, revolutionary, riotous, seditionary, seditious, shrewish, subversive, traitorous, treasonable, turbulent, warring, wrangling