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dissension

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dissension

  1. 1 a lack of agreement or harmony <religious dissension threatened to split the colony> Synonyms conflict, disaccord, discordance, discordancy, disharmony, discord (also dissention), dissent, dissidence, dissonance, disunion, disunity, division, friction, infighting, inharmony, schism, strife, variance, war, warfareRelated Words clash, collision, competition, contention; altercation, argument, bicker, brawl, debate, disagreement, dispute, divide, fissure; falling-out, fight, hassle, jar, miff, mix-up, quarrel, row, run-in, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness, inconsistence, inconsistency, inconsonance, inharmoniousness; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, cold war, enmity, hostility, ill will, rancorNear Antonyms concurrence, cooperationAntonyms accord, agreement, concord, concordance, harmony, peace

  2. 2 variance of opinion on a matter <continued dissension among historians on the exact spot of Columbus's first landing> Synonyms contestation, controversy, debate, difference, difficulty, disputation, dispute, disagreement (also dissention), dissensus, firestorm, nonconcurrenceRelated Words clash, collision, conflict, confliction, disaccord, discord, dissonance; apartness, divarication, division; combat, contention, strife, struggle; altercation, argument, bicker, falling-out, fight, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, set-toNear Antonyms acceptance, compliance; concord, peaceAntonyms accord, agreement, consensus, harmony, unanimity



Variants of dissension

also dissention


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