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Meaning of DIVISIVE

Pronunciation:  di'vIsiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)
 

DIVISIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: discordant, dissentious, factious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di*vi"sive\, a. [Cf. F. divisif.]
1. Indicating division or distribution. --Mede.

2. Creating, or tending to create, division, separation, or
   difference.

         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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aggressive, bellicose, belligerent, bickering, combative, disputatious, eristic, factional, factious, irascible, irritable, litigious, partisan, polarizing, polemic, pugnacious, quarrelsome, shrewish, wrangling
 

 

 

 

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