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  • adj. Marked by dissensions; contentious
  • adj. dissenting

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Marked by dissensions; apt to breed discord; quarrelsome; contentious; factious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of dissension; given to dissension; contentious; quarrelsome.

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

  • adj. dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)


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  • For they proved the city great and not small, and rendered it harmonious and not dissentious, and erected the walls instead of pulling them down.

    The Orations of Lysias

  • Eloquence, will, from these steppes, likelie enough presume, by like pride, to mount hier, to the misliking of greater matters: that is either in Religion, to haue a dissentious head, or in the common wealth, to haue a factious hart: as I knew one

    The Scholemaster

  • 512: That fill his eares with such dissentious Rumors.

    Richard III (1623 First Folio Edition)

  • What, again, shall be said of the two following, where Coriolanus snaps off his fierce scorn of the multitude? ” “What's the matter, you dissentious rogues,

    Shakespeare His Life Art And Characters


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