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
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
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