- 1A small organized dissenting group within a larger one, especially in politics: the left-wing faction of the partyMore example sentences
- The worrying thing is that it's other factions within that same team who are doing the whispering.
- The country suffered as various factions within the ruling elite lobbied for power.
- Pedro used these powers when he could not compel political factions or parties to do his bidding.
- 1.1 [mass noun] Dissension within an organization: a council increasingly split by factionMore example sentences
infighting, dissension, dissent, dispute, discord, strife, contention, conflict, friction, argument, difference of opinion, disagreement, controversy, quarrelling, wrangling, bickering, squabbling, disputation, falling-out, debate, division, divisiveness, clashing, disharmony, disunity, variance, rupture, tumult, turbulence, upheaval, dissidence, rebellion, insurrection, sedition, mutiny, schism
- Do you feel that whole idea of faction within the Union movement is breaking down?
- Forgetfulness breeds ingratitude; ingratitude breeds faction; and faction leads to civil war.
- They should instead realize that faction and division are healthy for democracy and necessary for intellectual growth.
late 15th century (denoting the action of doing or making something): via French from Latin factio(n-), from facere 'do, make'.
- A literary and cinematic genre in which real events are used as a basis for a fictional narrative or dramatization: the current vogue for faction seems about to overwhelm narrative historyMore example sentences
- No, I'll tell you several stories that will help explain the difference between fact and fiction and its composite, faction.
- Here we have a literary form that attempts to bridge the gap between fact and fiction, or faction, something like historical fiction.