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See definition of factions on Dictionary.com
  • noungroup sharing a belief or cause
  • nounconflict, strife

synonyms for factions

  • bloc
  • clan
  • gang
  • junta
  • minority
  • party
  • sect
  • side
  • wing
  • band
  • bunch
  • cabal
  • camp
  • caucus
  • cell
  • circle
  • clique
  • club
  • coalition
  • combination
  • combine
  • combo
  • concern
  • conclave
  • confederacy
  • conspiracy
  • contingent
  • coterie
  • crew
  • crowd
  • design
  • division
  • entente
  • guild
  • insiders
  • intrigue
  • knot
  • lobby
  • machine
  • mob
  • network
  • offshoot
  • outfit
  • partnership
  • ring
  • schism
  • section
  • sector
  • set
  • team
  • unit
  • pressure group
  • splinter group

antonyms for factions

MOST RELEVANT
  • individual
  • whole
  • agreement
  • conformity
  • entirety
  • peace
  • total
  • unity
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How to use factions in a sentence

Hence arise factions, dissensions, and loss to their religious interests and work; and these intruders seek to rule the others.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
They split up into rival factions, each one wanting to set up a government of its own.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The doors of the House of Commons were again besieged by the two great contending factions of the City.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
He also had a good deal to do with Ireland, when, as now, the country was torn by contending factions.
EAST ANGLIAJ. EWING RITCHIE
His voice had been heard in the Riding Hall where friends were daily being divided and factions made.
THE LIGHT THAT LURESPERCY BREBNER
Not infrequently also a tribe was divided against itself, and a civil war was raging between the two factions.
IS ULSTER RIGHT?ANONYMOUS
Between the factions, the grim young men stood with their guns like statues.
THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINEJOHN FOX, JR.
The national assembly was divided into desperate factions, which often turned their arms against one another.
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
The object of Gracchus was to break the political union between the two factions by arousing the points of antagonism.
THE TWO GREAT REPUBLICS: ROME AND THE UNITED STATESJAMES HAMILTON LEWIS
So, even before it got started, I had my rival factions at work.
SENSE FROM THOUGHT DIVIDEMARK IRVIN CLIFTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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