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factious

[fak-shuh s] /ˈfæk ʃəs/
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
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin factiōsus fond of doing, busy, of a company or party, equivalent to facti- (see faction1) + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
factiously, adverb
factiousness, noun
nonfactious, adjective
nonfactiously, adverb
nonfactiousness, noun
overfactious, adjective
overfactiously, adverb
overfactiousness, noun
unfactious, adjective
unfactiously, adverb
Can be confused
Synonyms
1. divisive, disputatious, mutinous, contentious.
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factious

/ˈfækʃəs/
adjective
1.
given to, producing, or characterized by faction
Derived Forms
factiously, adverb
factiousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un factious
factious
1530s, from M.Fr. factieux, from L. factiosus "inclined to form parties," from factionem (see faction).
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