Origin of factious
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1. divisive, disputatious, mutinous, contentious.
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Examples from the Web for factious
Faction and its adjective, factious, have always an unfavorable sense.English Synonyms and Antonyms
James Champlin Fernald
Among his eulogists, of course, is not the factious Captain Ratcliffe.Captain John Smith
Charles Dudley Warner
Orford appears to have been rough, turbulent, factious, and shallow.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.
O when will God deliver his poor church from factious deceivers?A Christian Directory
In all which time, you, and your husband Grey, were factious for the house of Lancaster.Cambridge
Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
- given to, producing, or characterized by faction
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Word Origin and History for factious
1530s, from Middle French factieux and directly from Latin factiosus "partisan, seditious, inclined to form parties," from factionem (see faction).
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