Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Given to or promoting faction; turbulent; partizan.

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Usage examples "factious":

  1. And so walked over the Park to White Hall, and there met Sir H. Cholmly, who walked with me, and told me most of the news I heard last night of the Parliament; and thinks they will do all things very well, only they will be revenged of my Lord Chancellor; and says, however, that he thinks there will be but two things proved on him; and that one is, that he may have said to the King, and to others, words to breed in the King an ill opinion of the Parliament- that they were factious, and that it was better to dissolve them: and this, he thinks, they will be able to prove; but what this will amount to, he knows not. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  2. He may oppose the attempts of factious individuals to sow among the ignorant the seeds of discontent, tumult, or discord. - "The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings", John Abercrombie.
  3. Let me act, and fire the cannon; there will be some bloodshed, but to- morrow evening the strength will be on the side of law, and the factious will have had their account settled." - "The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17", Charles Francis Horne.