given to faction; dissentious: A factious group was trying to undermine the government.
pertaining to or proceeding from faction: factious quarrels.

1525–35; < Latin factiōsus fond of doing, busy, of a company or party, equivalent to facti- (see faction1) + -ōsus -ous

factiously, adverb
factiousness, noun
nonfactious, adjective
nonfactiously, adverb
nonfactiousness, noun
overfactious, adjective
overfactiously, adverb
overfactiousness, noun
unfactious, adjective
unfactiously, adverb

1. facetious, factious, factitious, fictional, fictitious ; 2. factional, factious, fractious.

1. divisive, disputatious, mutinous, contentious.
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factious (ˈfækʃəs)
given to, producing, or characterized by faction

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Word Origin & History

1530s, from M.Fr. factieux, from L. factiosus "inclined to form parties," from factionem (see faction).
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Example sentences
Factious criticism disturbs judgement and tends to unnerve.
Our politics have been self-willed, factious and vulgar.
Successful systems change will be greatly enhanced when factious messages are replaced by common messages.
Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government.
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