Divisiveness
Divisive Di*vi"sive, a. [Cf. F. divisif.] 1. Indicating division or distribution. --Mede. [1913 Webster]

2. Creating, or tending to create, division, separation, or difference. [1913 Webster]

It [culture] is after all a dainty and divisive quality, and can not reach to the depths of humanity. --J. C. Shairp. -- {Di*vi"sive*ly}, adv. -- {Di*vi"sive*ness}, n. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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