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divisive


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divisive  \Di*vi"sive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  divisif.] 
  1.  Indicating  division  or  distribution.  --Mede. 
 
  2.  Creating,  or  tending  to  create,  division,  separation,  or 
  difference. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  divisive 
  adj  :  dissenting  (especially  dissenting  with  the  majority  opinion) 
  [syn:  {dissentious},  {factious}] 




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