Etymology
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factious (adj.)

"given to faction, turbulently partisan, dissentious," 1530s, from French factieux and directly from Latin factiosus "partisan, seditious, inclined to form parties," from factionem "political party" (see faction (n.1)). Related: Factiously; factiousness.

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Definitions of factious

factious (adj.)
dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion);
Synonyms: dissentious / divisive
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