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dissension

Syllabification: dis·sen·sion
Pronunciation: /dəˈsen(t)SH(ə)n
 
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Definition of dissension in English:

noun

Disagreement that leads to discord: this maneuver caused dissension within feminist ranks
More example sentences
  • We know the media thrives on dissension, disagreement, conflict.
  • The two tried to join forces, with Chiang as the head of the National Revolutionary Army, but dissension led to a civil war.
  • It was a positive message to a church troubled, internationally and domestically, with dissension and discord.
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Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin dissensio(n-), from the verb dissentire (see dissent).

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