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Below you will find the definition of factious, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)
EXAMPLES - Factious in a Sentence
- Admit it for your factious purposes, and make it worse. (source)
- I was being somewhat factious about 3.9 percent GDP growth. (source)
- The literature dealing with information is both extensive and factious. (source)
- With only one villain to focus on, Obama's factious coalition congealed. (source)
- The French revolution started off bloody and ended in endless factious fighting. (source)
- Syria was always superstitious and factious, and always under the yoke of tyrants. (source)
- Christopher_M it's a movie with factious creatures and characters getting killed... (source)
- They that are glorious, must needs be factious; for an bravery stands upon comparisons. (source)
- Van Buren's opposition to the Adams administration has been called factious and unpatriotic. (source)
- I hold that whosoever sets up factious opposition to his leader factiously opposes his own safety. (source)
- In proofreading I struck out "factious;" as needless, and as a generalization on insufficient premises. (source)
- As a puritan I think he covered that in this bit "defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew" (source)
- Javert addressed the porter in a tone befitting the government, and the presence of the porter of a factious person. (source)
- Well! what of the quarrelsome and factious person181 whose main object is to saddle his friends with a host of enemies? (source)
- Burke, in an evil moment for himself and for Ireland, had lent himself in 1785 to what Mr. Morley called the "factious" and (source)
- Although they were all neurotic and unhappy, many were less so than Enrique, the product of a factious but as yet unbroken home. (source)
- The whole line of the Guises were bold, rash, factious; compounded of the most insolent pride, and the most seductive politeness. (source)
- Bernie will end up in a country club jail while his wife and kids live happily on factious profits that won't get clawed back ...... (source)
- Hopefully the factious part of this comment is more discernible than I had hoped similar aspects of my earlier comment would have been. (source)
- In a country with duplicitous leaders, factious tribal alliances and a moribund economy, the opportunities to make gains have been scant. (source)
- If you ask ten Afro-Americans from different locales and socioeconomic backgrounds what Afro-American culture is, you'd get factious answers. (source)
- The station doesn't go anywhere, but the new show's factious crew and the flux of intergalactic visitors (some from the Enterprise) make for plenty of adventure. (source)
- My guess is you aren't feeling too confident one way or another right now, and have read far too much into the recent factious polls being put out by big business. (source)
- The NBBQA acts as a central point for information in the sometimes factious world of barbecue, which has at least six North American organizations that sanction competitions. (source)
- Your academic training was not very strong on sources - you have so far cited only the web-sites of the chronically factious, biased, and bigotted, and now from the gutter-press. (source)
- But with your own idea that under a single general there will be less factiousness than when there were many, be assured that in choosing some other than me you will not find me factious. (source)
- Ideas about gender and emotion that were widely shared allowed Anglophone writers paths into debates about more factious issues, like individual rights or the nature of political authority. (source)
- He has held his factious caucus together to vote unanimously in support of historic health care legislation, an achievement that puts him among an elite few majority leaders of the last hundred years. (source)
- Within months, though, Federal District Court Judge Susan Bolton hacked the factious law into pieces, freezing much of it, and this April, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed Bolton's injunction. (source)
- But let such military persons be assured, and well reputed of, rather than factious and popular; holding also good correspondence with the other great men in the state; or else the remedy, is worse than the disease. (source)
- For disgrace; he tells them, they would fare but ill as to their reputations, but yet no worse than himself: they might be called factious, seditious; but when the master is called devil, the servant may well endure the name of rascal. (source)
- James Madison was alluding to Lee when he wrote on July 2, The prevailing temper of the present delegation is too little flexible to the factious and vindictive plans of a particular member of it to be relished by him and his adherents. (source)
- A week later the papers published letters of Dumouriez which showed that ever since the trial of the King the Girondin general had been factious, that is, had been as much inclined to turn his arms against Paris as against the Austrians. (source)
- As for the "secrecy" aspect of it, most state secrets are there not to protect Canada, but to protect Canadian citizens from knowing what their government is up to, often not up to what the majority want (those ignorant and factious masses). (source)
- It was full of the usual war news (Peter wondered vaguely what they managed to put in the papers in peace time); there were rumours of preparations for a big German offensive, factious political questions in the house, pages of minor engagements in the East. (source)
- Her eventual fall was due to her excessive confidence in Thomas Morgan, an agent, who had shown great skill and energy in contriving means of passing in letters, but who was also a vain, quarrelsome, factious man, always ready to talk treason against Elizabeth. (source)
- Certes, if thou hast chuckled over their factious and festivous descriptions, or hadst thy mind filled with pleasure at the strange and pleasant turns of fortune which they record, verily, I have also simpered when I beheld a second storey with attics, that has arisen on the basis of my small domicile at (source)
- As a participating scientist in this conflict, I learned some hard lessons about the role of scientists in factious environmental issues: First, the systematic process of scientific research is not well-suited to resolving issues in which prevailing economic or political forces demand simple, prompt answers. (source)
- But being that we are so peevish and perverse, insolent and proud, so factious and seditious, so malicious and envious; we do invicem angariare, maul and vex one another, torture, disquiet, and precipitate ourselves into that gulf of woes and cares, aggravate our misery and melancholy, heap upon us hell and eternal damnation. (source)
- Terror now reigns in Rome; the prisons are choked with men who have been arrested and detained without trial; fifty priests are confined in the castle of St. Angelo, whose only crime consists in their having lent their services in our hospitals; the citizens, the best known for their moderation, are exiled; the army is almost entirely dissolved, the city disarmed, and the "factious" sent away even to the last man; and yet France dares not consult in legal manner the will of the populations, but re-establishes the papal authority by military decree. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "factious" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 28 synonyms for factious.
alienated, belligerent, contending, contentious, contumacious, disaffected, disputatious, dissident, divisive, estranged, fighting, hostile, insubordinate, insurgent, insurrectionary, litigious, malcontent, mutinous, partisan, quarrelsome, rebellious, refractory, rival, sectarian, seditious, troublemaking, tumultous/tumultuous, turbulent
We have 5 antonyms for factious.
agreeing, cooperating, cooperative, peaceful, united
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of factious from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of, relating to, produced by, or characterized by internal dissension.
- (adjective) Given to or promoting internal dissension. See Synonyms at insubordinate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Of, pertaining to, or caused by factions.
- (adjective) Given to or characterized by discordance or insubordination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Given to faction; addicted to form parties and raise dissensions, in opposition to government or the common good; turbulent; seditious; prone to clamor against public measures or men; -- said of persons.
- (adjective) Pertaining to faction; proceeding from faction; indicating, or characterized by, faction; -- said of acts or expressions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Given to faction; dissentious; promoting partizan views or aims by perverse or irregular means; turbulent.
- (None) Pertaining to or proceeding from faction; of a turbulent partizan character.
- (None) Active; urgent; zealous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)