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Faction and its adjective, factious, have always an unfavorable sense.

Among his eulogists, of course, is not the factious Captain Ratcliffe.

Orford appears to have been rough, turbulent, factious, and shallow.

O when will God deliver his poor church from factious deceivers?

In all which time, you, and your husband Grey, were factious for the house of Lancaster.

But they are factious and desperate, and would invade us if they were not checked.

Reports came to his ears of a rebellious and factious spirit in the south.

For the rest, this is a ragged and factious town, now swarming with sectaries.

Lieber Gott, said I, these are thieves, these are factious; and so they were.

At the dead of night we were aroused from our sleep by a cry that the factious were not far off.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Middle French factieux and directly from Latin factiosus "partisan, seditious, inclined to form parties," from factionem (see faction).

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