Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Difference of opinion; disagreement. synonym: conflict.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Disagreement in opinion; especially, violent disagreement which produces warm debate or angry words; contention in words; strife; discord; quarrel; breach of friendship or union.
  • noun Synonyms -Difference, dispute, variance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An act of expressing dissent, especially spoken.
  • noun Strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
  • noun disagreement among those expected to cooperate

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English dissencioun, from Old French dissension, from Latin dissēnsiō, dissēnsiōn-, from dissēnsus, past participle of dissentīre, to dissent; see dissent.]

Examples

  • As a result, dissension is growing among the ranks of lawyers, and among younger lawyers in particular.

    Finding Balance

  • As a result, dissension is growing among the ranks of lawyers, and among younger lawyers in particular.

    May 2008

  • As a result, dissension is growing among the ranks of lawyers, and among younger lawyers in particular.

    Lady Law is Not Entirely Inflexible

  • As a result, dissension is growing among the ranks of lawyers, and among younger lawyers in particular.

    balance

  • As a result, dissension is growing among the ranks of lawyers, and among younger lawyers in particular.

    gen X & Y

  • As a result, dissension is growing among the ranks of lawyers, and among younger lawyers in particular.

    flexiblility

  • 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.”

    Obama and Race: Another View - Swampland - TIME.com

  • As a result, dissension is growing among the ranks of lawyers, and among younger lawyers in particular.

    mommy-tracked

  • As a result, dissension is growing among the ranks of lawyers, and among younger lawyers in particular.

    law firms

  • As a result, dissension is growing among the ranks of lawyers, and among younger lawyers in particular.

    Women Lawyers--Back on Track

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