[ dih-vahy-siv, -vis-iv ]
/ dɪˈvaɪ sɪv, -ˈvɪs ɪv /
forming or expressing division or distribution.
creating dissension or discord.
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Origin of divisive
OTHER WORDS FROM divisive
di·vi·sive·ly, adverbdi·vi·sive·ness, nounnon·di·vi·sive, adjectivenon·di·vi·sive·ly, adverb
non·di·vi·sive·ness, nounsem·i·di·vi·sive, adjectivesem·i·di·vi·sive·ly, adverbsem·i·di·vi·sive·ness, nounun·di·vi·sive, adjectiveun·di·vi·sive·ly, adverbun·di·vi·sive·ness, noun
Words nearby divisive
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British Dictionary definitions for non-divisive
/ (dɪˈvaɪsɪv) /
causing or tending to cause disagreement or dissension
archaic having the quality of distinguishing
Derived forms of divisivedivisively, adverbdivisiveness, noun
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