adjective \də-ˈvī-siv also -ˈvi- or -ziv\

: causing a lot of disagreement between people and causing them to separate into different groups

Full Definition of DIVISIVE

:  creating disunity or dissension <a divisive issue>
di·vi·sive·ly adverb
di·vi·sive·ness noun

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