adjective fac·tious \ˈfak-shəs\

Definition of FACTIOUS

:  of or relating to faction: as
a :  caused by faction <factious disputes>
b :  inclined to faction or the formation of factions
c :  seditious
fac·tious·ly adverb
fac·tious·ness noun

Origin of FACTIOUS

Middle French or Latin; Middle French factieux, from Latin factiosus, from factio
First Known Use: 1532

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

Rhymes with FACTIOUS


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