Definition of Dissension

1. Noun. Disagreement among those expected to cooperate.

Exact synonyms: Discord
Generic synonyms: Disagreement
Specialized synonyms: Confrontation, Division, Variance
Derivative terms: Dissent



2. Noun. A conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters.
Exact synonyms: Disagreement, Dissonance
Generic synonyms: Conflict
Specialized synonyms: Disunity, Divide
Antonyms: Agreement
Derivative terms: Disagree, Dissent

Definition of Dissension

1. n. Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and union; strife; discord; quarrel.

Definition of Dissension

1. Noun. An act of expressing dissent, especially spoken. ¹

2. Noun. Strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dissension

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Medical Definition of Dissension

1. Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and union; strife; discord; quarrel. "Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them." (Acts xv. 2) "Debates, dissension, uproars are thy joy." (Dryden) "A seditious person and raiser-up of dissension among the people." (Robynson (More's Utopia)) Origin: L. Dissensio: cf. F. Dissension. See Dissent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Dissension

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted: To by Frederick Stroud (1903)
"If not, the occasion of dissension remains, and the superstition may recur. ' To suffice,' it must be as here described. What is substantially different ..."

2. The Kingdom of Evils: Psychiatric Social Work Presented in One Hundred Case by Elmer Ernest Southard, Mary Cromwell Jarrett (1922)
"If we examine a social case card-catalogue, we shall find case after case of so-called family dissension. We say "so-called" not because the term is ..."

3. Papers Relating to the Treaty of Washington by United States Dept. of State, Geneva Arbitration Tribunal (1872)
"BUCHANAN AND SIR ROBERT PEEL BELIEVED THEY HAD CLOSED EVERY CAUSE OF dissension. It had been the special object of Mr..Buchanan to leave nothing in App^ii, ..."

4. The Cabinet of Irish Literature: Selections from the Works of the Chief Poet by Charles Anderson Read, Thomas Power O'Connor (1893)
"A SOWER OF dissension. He is the devil's day labourer, and sows his tares for him, or seeds of dissension, by telling you this and that such an one said of ..."

5. An Essay on the History of Civil Society by Adam Ferguson (1809)
"OF THE PRINCIPLES OF WAR AMD dissension. " THERE are some circumstances in the lot ... There are other circumstances which prompt them to war and dissension ..."

6. The History of England by David Hume, Tobias George Smollett (1825)
"dissension between the queen and the princess Anne of Denmark—§ IV. The house of lords vindicate their privileges in behalf of their imprisoned members—§ V. ..."

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