noun dis·sen·sion \di-ˈsen(t)-shən\

: 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

Variants of DISSENSION

dis·sen·sion also dis·sen·tion \di-ˈsen(t)-shən\

Examples of DISSENSION

  1. The incident has caused a lot of dissension within the police department.
  2. Religious dissension threatened to split the colony.


Middle English, from Anglo-French discension, from Latin dissension-, dissensio, from dissentire
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with DISSENSION


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