Simple Definition of dissension
: disagreement that causes the people in a group to argue about something that is important to them
Full Definition of dissension
: disagreement; especially : partisan and contentious quarreling
Examples of dissension in a sentence
The incident has caused a lot of dissension within the police department.
Religious dissension threatened to split the colony.
Variants of dissension
Origin of dissension
Middle English, from Anglo-French discension, from Latin dissension-, dissensio, from dissentire
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of dissension
DISSENSION Defined for Kids
Definition of dissension for Students
: difference in opinion
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up dissension? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).