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Meaning of FACTIOUS

Pronunciation:  'fakshus

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

FACTIOUS is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: discordant, dissentious, divisive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

         Factious for the house of Lancaster.  --Shak.

2. Pertaining to faction; proceeding from faction;
   indicating, or characterized by, faction; -- said of acts
   or expressions; as, factious quarrels.

         Headlong zeal or factious fury.       --Burke.
   -- {Fac"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Fac"tious-ness}, n.

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