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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Factious  \Fac"tious\  a.  [L.  factiosus:  cf  F.  factieux.] 
  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. 
 
  Factious  for  the  house  of  Lancaster.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Pertaining  to  faction;  proceeding  from  faction; 
  indicating,  or  characterized  by  faction;  --  said  of  acts 
  or  expressions;  as  factious  quarrels. 
 
  Headlong  zeal  or  factious  fury.  --Burke. 
  --  {Fac"tious*ly},  adv  --  {Fac"tious-ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  factious 
  adj  :  dissenting  (especially  dissenting  with  the  majority  opinion) 
  [syn:  {dissentious},  {divisive}] 




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