Definition of factious:
- 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.
- Pertaining to faction; proceeding from faction; indicating, or characterized by, faction; - said of acts or expressions; as, factious quarrels.
- defiant (part of speech: adjective)
disobedient (part of speech: adjective)
- out of control,
- "The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian", John Dryden.
This party held very earnest and very secret correspondence with the factious portion of the Contra- Remonstrants both in the Netherlands and France, seeking under pretext of the religious dissensions or by means of them to confer the sovereignty upon Prince Maurice by general consent of the Contra- Remonstrants.- "The Life of John of Barneveld, 1618", John Lothrop Motley.
- "From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life", Captain A. T. Mahan.