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But just because divisiveness is natural, it does not follow that nothing can be done to keep men together.

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.

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