factious

[ fak-shuhs ]
/ ˈfæk ʃəs /

adjective

given to faction; dissentious: A factious group was trying to undermine the government.
pertaining to or proceeding from faction: factious quarrels.

Origin of factious

1525–35; < Latin factiōsus fond of doing, busy, of a company or party, equivalent to facti- (see faction1) + -ōsus -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for factious

factious

/ (ˈfækʃəs) /

adjective

given to, producing, or characterized by faction

Derived Forms

factiously, adverbfactiousness, noun

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