divisive

[ dih-vahy-siv, -vis-iv ]
/ dɪˈvaɪ sɪv, -ˈvɪs ɪv /

adjective

forming or expressing division or distribution.
creating dissension or discord.

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Origin of divisive

1590–1600; < Late Latin dīvīsīvus, equivalent to Latin dīvīs(us) (see divisible) + -īvus -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for divisive

divisive
/ (dɪˈvaɪsɪv) /

adjective

causing or tending to cause disagreement or dissension
archaic having the quality of distinguishing

Derived forms of divisive

divisively, adverbdivisiveness, noun
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