Definition of factionalism in English:

factionalism

noun

  • See factional

    • ‘Can't they see the damage their petty-minded factionalism does to the institution they supposedly dedicated their political lives to creating?’
    • ‘For another, building a party with only people who share your opinions to the nth degree is a certain recipe for factionalism and isolation.’
    • ‘But once they succeed, they really will lack any basis for a continued alliance, and factionalism will reemerge.’
    • ‘Life seldom imitates art, and the struggle to achieve votes for women was as fraught with internal factionalism and personal rivalries as any other political movement.’
    • ‘Ilchev said referendums were inappropriate to the country's political environment, characterised as it is by rivalries and factionalism.’

Pronunciation

factionalism

/ˈfakʃ(ə)n(ə)lˌɪz(ə)m/