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divisive

[dih-vahy-siv, -vis-iv]
adjective
1.
forming or expressing division or distribution.
2.
creating dissension or discord.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Late Latin dīvīsīvus, equivalent to Latin dīvīs(us) (see divisible) + -īvus -ive

divisively, adverb
divisiveness, noun
nondivisive, adjective
nondivisively, adverb
nondivisiveness, noun
semidivisive, adjective
semidivisively, adverb
semidivisiveness, noun
undivisive, adjective
undivisively, adverb
undivisiveness, noun
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divisive (dɪˈvaɪsɪv)
 
adj
1.  causing or tending to cause disagreement or dissension
2.  archaic having the quality of distinguishing
 
di'visively
 
adv
 
di'visiveness
 
n

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divisive
c.1600, "having a quality of dividing," from L. divis-, pp. stem of dividere (see divide) + -ive. Meaning "producinbg discord" is from 1640s. Related: Divisiveness.
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