divisive

[ dih-vahy-siv, -vis-iv ]SEE DEFINITION OF divisive

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All these divisive and disintegrating forces were in active operation.

Only the last two of these had any lasting importance as divisive issues.

The divisive force of Protestantism seemed to have spent itself.

Political ideals and customs were also a divisive force in Illinois society.

Men may believe in human solidarity and in the worth of effort, and yet be following divergent ideals and divisive enthusiasms.

This he took to himself as criminal, in following these divisive courses, and sought forgiveness.

Even those who have abandoned the Hindu faith and professed another, do not leave behind them this divisive spirit.

The nature of the land the Hebrews had occupied helped this divisive tendency.

In the East it became a divisive issue in 1809, and only a minority adopted it.

Both opposed the use of unscriptural names as sectarian and divisive.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "having a quality of dividing," from Latin divis-, past participle stem of dividere (see divide (v.)) + -ive. Meaning "producing discord" is from 1640s. Related: Divisively; divisiveness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DIVISIVE

factious

adjectiveconflicting, warring
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