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Synonyms for factious

dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)

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On the other hand there is the novel itself as a piece of metawriting that despite its own factiousness exposes the affidavit as a work of fiction.
He added: "When I first came to-this diocese, it was an acknowledged fact that life in the diocese of Calgary was marked by factiousness and conflict.
The essay is primarily a history of Halliwell's troubles, personal, scholarly, and financial, yet it also serves as a sobering reminder that spite, egotism, and factiousness has a long scholarly history--at least in the Shakespeare business.
I find that, amid all the diversity and even factiousness in this church of ours, there are some striking similarities in their responses.
Factious relates to factions, and factiousness leads to internal problems or dissent.