dissension

  • 1dissension — [ disɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1160; lat. dissensio, de dissentire « être en désaccord » ♦ Division violente ou profonde de sentiments, d intérêts, de convictions. ⇒ déchirement, discorde, dissentiment, divorce, mésintelligence, opposition. Dissensions… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2Dissension — Dis*sen sion, n. [L. dissensio: cf. F. dissension. See {Dissent}.] 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3dissension — [di sen′shən] n. [ME dissencion < OFr dissension < L dissensio < dissensus, pp. of dissentire: see DISSENT] a difference of opinion; disagreement or, esp., discord as expressed in intense quarreling or wrangling, as within a group… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4dissension — DISSENSION. s. f. Discorde, querelle causée par l opposition, par la diversité des sentimens ou des intérêts. Cela causa de grandes dissensions dans l tat. Vivre en dissension. Apaiser les dissensions. Dissension domestique. Dissensions civiles …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 5dissension — I noun angry disagreement, argumentation, bickering, brouillerie, caviling, clashing, conflict, conflict of opinion, contention, controversy, difference of opinion, differences, disaccord, disaffection, disagreement, discord, discordance,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6dissension — early 14c., from O.Fr. dissension (12c.) and directly from L. dissensionem (nom. dissensio) disagreement, difference of opinion, discord, strife, noun of action from pp. stem of dissentire disagree (see DISSENT (Cf. dissent)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7dissension — difference, variance, strife, conflict, contention, *discord Analogous words: altercation, wrangle, *quarrel, bickering: *argument, dispute, controversy Antonyms: accord (sense 1): comity Contrasted words: *harmony, concord, consonance: *fri …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8dissension — [n] conflict of opinion altercation, argument, bad vibes*, bickering, clinker*, contention, controversy, difference, disaccord, disagreement, discord, discordance, dispute, dissent, dissidence, disunity, faction, factionalism, flak*, friction,… …

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  • 9dissension — ► NOUN ▪ disagreement that leads to discord. ORIGIN Latin, from dissentire differ in sentiment …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10Dissension — ← Guildpact Coldsnap → Dissension …

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  • 11dissension — n. 1) to introduce; sow, stir up dissension 2) deep dissension 3) dissension among, between * * * [dɪ senʃ(ə)n] between sow stir up dissension deep dissension to introduce dissension among …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12dissension — (di ssan sion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. Diversité des sentiments ou des intérêts. •   Si les maux et les dissensions de l Église semblent croître et s aigrir chaque jour de plus en plus, MASS. Confér. Excell. du sacerd..    Discorde… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13DISSENSION — s. f. Discorde, querelle causée par l opposition, par la diversité des sentiments ou des intérêts. Cela causa de grandes dissensions dans l État. Vivre en dissension. Apaiser les dissensions. Dissension domestique. Dissensions civiles …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 14DISSENSION — n. f. Dissentiment violent, mais passager, d’opinions, de sentiments, d’intérêts entre deux ou plusieurs personnes. Cela causa de grandes dissensions dans l’état. Vivre en dissension. Apaiser les dissensions. Dissension domestique. Dissensions… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 15dissension — dis|sen|sion [dıˈsenʃən] n [U and C] disagreement among a group of people dissension in/within/between/among ▪ This move sowed dissension within the party ranks. ▪ The Labour Party was torn by internal dissensions …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16dissension — [[t]dɪse̱nʃ(ə)n[/t]] dissensions N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Dissension is disagreement and argument. [FORMAL] The tax cut issue has caused dissension among administration officials. Syn: discord …

    English dictionary

  • 17dissension — UK [dɪˈsenʃ(ə)n] / US [dɪˈsenʃən] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms dissension : singular dissension plural dissensions formal strong disagreement about something, especially within a group of people …

    English dictionary

  • 18dissension — also dissention noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French discension, from Latin dissension , dissensio, from dissentire Date: 14th century disagreement; especially partisan and contentious quarreling Synonyms: see discord …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19dissension — /di sen sheuhn/, n. 1. strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord. 2. difference in sentiment or opinion; disagreement. [1300 50; ME dissenciun, dissensio(u)n < AF < L dissension (s. of dissensio), equiv. to dissens(us) (ptp. of&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 20dissension — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. difference, quarrel, trouble, discord; see disagreement 1 , dispute . See Synonym Study at discord . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n. [di SEN shun] disagreement, difference of opinion. There was dissension …

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