strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord.
difference in sentiment or opinion; disagreement.
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How to use dissension in a sentence
This, in turn, resulted in greater internal rivalries and dissensions that further corroded the military system – thus leaving the Sultanate exposed to external threats, like the Timurids and the Ottomans.Mamluks: The Incredible Islamic Slave-Warriors of Egypt | Dattatreya Mandal | June 23, 2022 | Realm of History
The internal dissension grew so heated that two employees who complained were granted paid leave — to consider whether they want to stay, the organization said — and a third is considering resigning over it.A political group’s hiring of Mark Halperin draws protests from staffers | Paul Farhi, Sarah Ellison | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
The tone of the dissension is that somehow the Buckeyes strategized this way, that they voluntarily shrank their schedule or dodged opponents.An easy guide to lobbying for a College Football Playoff spot during a pandemic: Don’t | Barry Svrluga | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
Ford emphasized that dissension and anger at the Assad family is reaching a tipping point among the Alawi.
Twitter messages show there was some internal dissension among Anonymous hackers as to whether they had the correct name.
But aging stars, a dismal season, and dissension in the front office are dragging the franchise down.What Happens to Los Angeles Lakers After Death of Jerry Buss? | Allison Samuels | February 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Plus, fights and dissension are always a good sign that something fun will happen during the show.The Material Super Bowl: Madonna, Ferris Bueller—and the Game, Too | Buzz Bissinger | February 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
dissension soon arose in the family propos of young Baudelaire's desire for a literary career.Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
He told us himself that, in this time of public dissension, he was resolved to make his fortune.Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon
George therefore started on his work of sowing dissension between them with something in his favour.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
The Roman sky was overshadowed with clouds both of foreign invasion and internal dissension.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States | James Hamilton Lewis
The only chance of dissension is about the 'partition of the spoil.'The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) | Leslie Stephen
British Dictionary definitions for dissension
disagreement, esp when leading to a quarrel
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