from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Difference of opinion; disagreement. See Synonyms at discord.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An act of expressing dissent, especially spoken.
- n. Strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and union; strife; discord; quarrel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Disagreement in opinion; especially, violent disagreement which produces warm debate or angry words; contention in words; strife; discord; quarrel; breach of friendship or union.
- n. Synonyms -Difference, dispute, variance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
- n. disagreement among those expected to cooperate
I've long made the argument that journalists care wildly more about candidates 'spouses than readers do, but someone needs to tell me why the racial dissension is “over Michelle Obama.”
As a result, dissension is growing among the ranks of lawyers, and among younger lawyers in particular.
There are people who are so committed to a viewpoint that any dissension from the party line is considered an act of trolldom.
Mexico tolerates dissention as long as the dissension is loyal to the ruling party (PRI).
But dissension, which is contrary to peace, is compatible with charity, for we find that even holy doctors, such as Jerome and Augustine, dissented in some of their opinions.
Reply Obj. 3: A twofold dissension is opposed to peace, namely dissension between a man and himself, and dissension between one man and another.
The third is of dissension, that is when men dare not offend their neighbours for villainous and vicious things.
Nimrod hurls imprecations at Abraham, followed by strongly contrasting choruses of the angry People and protecting Angels, which lead up to the mixed chorus of the People, indicating the confusion of tongues as they severally ascribe the escape of Abraham from the furnace-fire to Baal, Dagon, Ashtaroth, and Jehovah, and closing with tumultuous dissension, which is quelled by Nimrod.
Large environmental groups, such as the Natural Resources Defense Council, bristle at the idea of dissension in the ranks.
You know all this kind of dissension and, you know, frustration within the party is not doing anything to get Republicans elected tomorrow.