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Definition of factious:

  1. 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.
  2. Pertaining to faction; proceeding from faction; indicating, or characterized by, faction; - said of acts or expressions; as, factious quarrels.

Synonyms:

untoward, dissentious, fractious, wilful, contentious, perverse, divisive, petulant, discordant, opposing, quarrelsome, froward.

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