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adjective as in dissenting

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Democrats have their agenda to pass, and Republicans don’t want to have to dwell on anything potentially divisive within their party.

Today, the Harvard International Negotiation Program is exploring how to use the Overview Effect to mitigate the “tribes effect,” a divisive mindset that fosters conflict.

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We don’t feel this way because of disagreements over policy, though, even when it comes to the most divisive questions.

He had hoped it would be a sign that, after a divisive campaign, the president would be able to unify the country.

This last year has been so divisive, and so much has happened to pull people apart.

Johnson knew that the proposals he was going to send to the Hill would be divisive.

The Democrats were able to sideline Kucinich and avoid a divisive impeachment battle.

Past winning artists generally were either complete outsiders (McQueen) or divisive figures in the art world.

But getting the bill implemented proved to be highly divisive.

These will be essential to dealing with this incredibly divisive issue.

New and divisive questions which lead only to faction are propounded so that the voters are confused.

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

Such a conception of the Deity proves divisive rather than unifying.

Their experiences have no sharp edges, no abrupt precipices, no divisive gulfs, no defined beginnings and endings.

The divisive force is International Communism and the power that it controls.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to divisive, such as: disruptive, alienating, at odds, and discordant.

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