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divisive

[dih-vahy-siv, -vis-iv] /dɪˈvaɪ sɪv, -ˈvɪs ɪv/
adjective
1.
forming or expressing division or distribution.
2.
creating dissension or discord.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Late Latin dīvīsīvus, equivalent to Latin dīvīs(us) (see divisible) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
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/
adjective
1.
causing or tending to cause disagreement or dissension
2.
(archaic) having the quality of distinguishing
Derived Forms
divisively, adverb
divisiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for divisiveness's
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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