factiously

factious

[fak-shuhs]
adjective
1.
given to faction; dissentious: A factious group was trying to undermine the government.
2.
pertaining to or proceeding from faction: factious quarrels.

Origin:
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)
 
adj
given to, producing, or characterized by faction
 
 
'factiously
 
adv
 
'factiousness
 
n

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factious
1530s, from M.Fr. factieux, from L. factiosus "inclined to form parties," from factionem (see faction).
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