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Meaning of DISSENSION

Pronunciation:  di'senshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  disagreement among those expected to cooperate
  2. [n]  a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
 

DISSENSION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: disagreement, discord, dissonance
 
 Antonyms: accord, agreement
 
 See Also: conflict, confrontation, disagreement, disunity, division, variance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*sen"sion\, n. [L. dissensio: cf. F. dissension.
See {Dissent}.]
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).

 
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