Part of speech: noun

Bitter disagreement; discord; strife.

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Usage examples "dissension":

  1. To add further to his troubles, dissension broke out between James and Fenner, neither of whom had any cause to be proud of their action towards Ged, who, disheartened and ruined, returned to Edinburgh. - "A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898", Henry R. Plomer.
  2. Unfortunately, however, there was dissension within, and no chieftain in the field, no sage in the council, of sufficient authority to sustain the whole burthen of the war, and to direct all the energies of the commonwealth. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
  3. It will be remembered that in March, 1886, Gladstone caused great dissension in his own party by bringing in his measure for giving Ireland a statutory parliament. - "Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman", Giberne Sieveking.