Definition of Factious

1. Adjective. Dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion).

Exact synonyms: Dissentious, Divisive
Similar to: Discordant
Derivative terms: Dissent, Faction



Definition of Factious

1. a. 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.

Definition of Factious

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or caused by factions. ¹

2. Adjective. Given to or characterized by discordance or insubordination. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Factious

1. promoting dissension [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Factious

factionalization
factionalizations
factionalize
factionalized
factionalizer
factionalizers
factionalizes
factionalizing
factionally
factionary
factioner
factioners
factionist
factionists
factions
factious (current term)
factiously
factiousness
factiousnesses
factis
factises
factitial
factitial dermatitis
factitious
factitious disorder
factitious disorders
factitious purpura
factitious urticaria
factitiously
factitiousness

Literary usage of Factious

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

1. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of public instruction, Pennsylvania State library, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State Library (1890)
"Let the wise and the virtuous unite their efforts to reclaim the misguided, and to detect and defeat the arts of the factious. The union of good men in a ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... was silenced by the clamours of a factious or venal majo- condem- rity j an(l *пе councils of Aries and Milan were not dis- ..."

3. Daniel Defoe: His Life and Recently Discovered Writings: Extending from 1716 by Lee, William, Daniel Defoe (1869)
"Against a Prevalent factious Spirit. AJ, May 8.—Mr. Applebee,—I have of late observ'd your Paper taken up with the Miserable Complaints of the direful . ..."

4. The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV., King by Charles Greville (1899)
"... Church Bill — Payment of Catholic Clergy—Peel and Lord John Russell —factious Conduct of Tory Peers —The King's Violence—Debate on the Corporation Bill. ..."

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