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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion).

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  • The Court had become factious because the judges were following their personal ideologies instead of upholding the Constitution.
  • Adjective : A factious group was trying to undermine the government. ,factious quarrels
  • Van Buren's opposition to the Adams administration has been called factious and unpatriotic.
  • Burke, in an evil moment for himself and for Ireland, had lent himself in 1785 to what Mr. Morley called the "factious" and for more
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  • The collector made a "factious" (quarrelsome) remark to the "fatuous" (silly, inane) shopkeeper who tried to sell her a "factitious" (lacking authenticity) antique with a "fictitious" (invented) history.
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