dissension [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, fuss, quarrel, scene, sour note*, static, strife, trouble, variance, wrangle; concepts 46,278,665 —Ant. agreement, approval, authorization, concurrence, confirmation, peace, ratification

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  • dissension — [ 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

  • Dissension — 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

  • dissension — [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

  • dissension — 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

  • dissension — 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

  • dissension — 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

  • dissension — 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

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

  • Dissension — ← Guildpact Coldsnap → Dissension …   Wikipedia

  • dissension — 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

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