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dissension

[dih-sen-shuh n] /dɪˈsɛn ʃən/
noun
1.
strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord.
2.
difference in sentiment or opinion; disagreement.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English dissenciun, dissensio(u)n < Anglo-French < Latin dissēnsiōn- (stem of dissēnsiō), equivalent to dissēns(us) (past participle of dissentīre; dissent- (see dissent) + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion
Synonyms
1. strife. See quarrel1 .
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Examples for dissension
  • Rumors of family dissension, however, have been laid to rest.
  • There's also plenty of signs of dissension, which always rears it ugly head when a team goes through this kind of year.
  • The members who chose him cited the tension and dissension he was causing.
  • Has there been reports of dissension on the team.
  • The real issue is how to keep a balance between progress and dissension.
  • Some of them got it though, and some folks just used it to spread dissension.
  • We need compromise; we have had dissension.
  • But as school opened again this fall the controversy continued to rage, with dissension splitting faculty, board and alumni.
  • There was also dissension within the selection panel.
  • Arguing that such a vote shouldn't be allowed due to some dissension is not only disingenuous but downright undemocratic.
British Dictionary definitions for dissension

dissension

/dɪˈsɛnʃən/
noun
1.
disagreement, esp when leading to a quarrel
Word Origin
C13: from Latin dissēnsiō, from dissentīre to dissent
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Word Origin and History for dissension
dissension
c.1300, from L. dissensionem (nom. dissensio) "disagreement," from dissens-, stem of dissentire "disagree" (see dissent).
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