Definition of


  1. (adj, all) dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)

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Synonyms of Factious

dissentious, divisive

Alternate forms of Factious

Derivations: faction

Origin of the word Factious

  1. 1530s, from M.Fr. factieux, from L. factiosus "inclined to form parties," from factionem (see faction). more

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Words that sound like Factious

facetious, factitious, fascistic, fastidious, faustus, festuca, fictitious, fish duck, fish steak, fish stick, fixed disk

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