Definition of factiousness in US English:



  • See factious

    • ‘But he states, ‘The University must not be complacent, and must avoid factiousness and ultra-Conservatism.’’
    • ‘As proponents of checks and balances note, government that allows factiousness can protect the rights and interests of minorities by preventing a large majority from coalescing and dominating a polity.’
    • ‘Although the 10 songs on The Woods include some of Sleater-Kinney's least subtle speechifying - the factiousness of ‘Entertain’ being a case in point - their playing has never been more inspired, or better captured.’
    • ‘His failure to effect reform or root out corruption after Walpole's fall was thought by many to reveal factiousness and self-seeking and he was accused of avarice.’
    • ‘In India the factiousness and feebleness of native princes combined with the rapacity of the French and English East India Companies to create a volatile situation.’