What does divisive mean?

divisive meaning in General Dictionary

Indicating division or circulation

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  • dissenting (especially dissenting using the bulk opinion)
  • Indicating unit or circulation.
  • Creating, or looking after develop, division, separation, or huge difference.

divisive meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, "having a good of dividing," from Latin divis-, past participle stem of dividere (see divide (v.)) + -ive. Indicating "producing discord" is from 1640s. Related: Divisively; divisiveness.


divisive meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Indicating division or circulation.

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  • (a.) Creating, or looking after develop, division, split, or huge difference.

Sentence Examples with the word divisive

Viii.), assumes not only such divisive interference as Paul might justly resent (cf.

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