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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Dissension \Dis*sen"sion\, n. [L. dissensio: cf. F. dissension.
Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character,
producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words;
partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and
union; strife; discord; quarrel.
Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and
disputation with them. --Acts xv. 2.
Debates, dissension, uproars are thy joy. --Dryden.
A seditious person and raiser-up of dissension among
the people. --Robynson
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: disagreement among those expected to cooperate [syn:
2: a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
[syn: disagreement, dissension, dissonance] [ant:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
100 Moby Thesaurus words for "dissension":
aggressiveness, agreement to disagree, alienation, altercation,
antagonism, antipathy, apostasy, argument, argumentation,
bad blood, bellicosity, belligerence, bickering, clashing,
collision, combativeness, competition, conflict, contention,
contentiousness, contradiction, contrariety, contrariness,
controversy, counter-culture, cross-purposes, difference,
disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement, disapprobation,
disapproval, discord, discordance, discordancy, discrepancy,
disharmony, disparity, dispute, dissatisfaction, dissent,
dissentience, dissidence, dissonance, disunion, disunity,
divergence, diversity, dropping out, enmity, faction, factiousness,
flak, fractiousness, friction, hostility, inaccordance, inequality,
infighting, inimicalness, irascibility, irritability, jarring,
litigiousness, minority opinion, negation, negativeness,
nonagreement, nonassent, nonconcurrence, nonconformity, nonconsent,
noncooperation, obstinacy, opposition, oppugnancy, partisan spirit,
partisanship, perverseness, pugnacity, quarrel, quarrelsomeness,
recalcitrance, recusance, recusancy, refractoriness, rejection,
repudiation, repugnance, rivalry, secession, shrewishness, strife,
uncooperativeness, underground, unharmoniousness, variance, vying,
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