- Disagreement that leads to discord: this manoeuvre caused dissension within feminist ranks [count noun]: the mill was the cause of a dissension in 1620More example sentences
disagreement, difference of opinion, dispute, dissent, variance, conflict, friction, strife, discord, discordance, discordancy, disunion, disaffection, rivalry, antagonism; argument, debate, controversy, disputation, contention, quarrelling, wrangling, bickering, squabbling, falling-out
- 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.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin dissensio(n-), from the verb dissentire (see dissent).