Origin of factious
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1. divisive, disputatious, mutinous, contentious.
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Examples from the Web for factiousness
Considering the factiousness of the age, his candour is admirable.The Life of Daniel De Foe
If he cannot effect the destruction of that church by factiousness, he furiously persecutes it.Epistle Sermons, Vol. III
Only the most deplorable ignorance and factiousness could base a pretence of dogmatic difference on such a foundation.
Certainly there is no reason for making Peter responsible for the factiousness of those who used his name.The Origin of Paul's Religion
J. Gresham Machen
Their factiousness and jealousies were the exact opposite of this fruit of the Spirit.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians
G. G. Findlay
- given to, producing, or characterized by faction
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Word Origin and History for factiousness
1530s, from Middle French factieux and directly from Latin factiosus "partisan, seditious, inclined to form parties," from factionem (see faction).
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