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DISSENSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dissension mean? 

DISSENSION (noun)
  The noun DISSENSION has 2 senses:

1. disagreement among those expected to cooperate
2. a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters

  Familiarity information: DISSENSION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISSENSION (noun)


Sense 1dissension [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disagreement among those expected to cooperate

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

dissension; discord

Hypernyms ("dissension" is a kind of...):

disagreement (the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dissension"):

confrontation (discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions)

division; variance (discord that splits a group)


Sense 2dissension [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

disagreement; dissonance; dissension

Hypernyms ("dissension" is a kind of...):

conflict (a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dissension"):

disunity (lack of unity (usually resulting from dissension))

divide (a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility))


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