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factiousness

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Considering the factiousness of the age, his candour is admirable.

If he cannot effect the destruction of that church by factiousness, he furiously persecutes it.

Only the most deplorable ignorance and factiousness could base a pretence of dogmatic difference on such a foundation.

Certainly there is no reason for making Peter responsible for the factiousness of those who used his name.

Their factiousness and jealousies were the exact opposite of this fruit of the Spirit.

The distracting effect of Hearst's inconsistencies is intensified by his factiousness.

It was the harvest of eternal life of which their factiousness threatened to defraud them.

The speech is aimed at the self-will and factiousness of Achilles and his disloyalty to Agamemnon.

WORD ORIGIN

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

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FACTIOUSNESS

defiance

noundisobedience, disregard
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