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Divisive definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DIVISIVE, a.
1. Forming division or distribution.
2. Creating division or discord.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion) [syn: dissentious, divisive, factious]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1642 creating disunity or dissension <a divisive issue> divisively adverb divisiveness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. tending to divide, esp. in opinion; causing disagreement. Derivatives: divisively adv. divisiveness n. Etymology: LL divisivus (as DIVIDE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Divisive Di*vi"sive, a. [Cf. F. divisif.] 1. Indicating division or distribution. --Mede. 2. Creating, or tending to create, division, separation, or difference. It [culture] is after all a dainty and divisive quality, and can not reach to the depths of humanity. --J. C. Shairp. -- Di*vi"sive*ly, adv. -- Di*vi"sive*ness, n. --Carlyle.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Something that is divisive causes unfriendliness and argument between people. Abortion has always been a divisive issue... ADJ divisiveness ...the divisiveness that has separated Miami's black and Latino communities.

Moby Thesaurus

aggressive, bellicose, belligerent, bickering, combative, disputatious, eristic, factional, factious, irascible, irritable, litigious, partisan, polarizing, polemic, pugnacious, quarrelsome, shrewish, wrangling



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