- divisive (adj.)
- c. 1600, "having a quality of dividing," from Latin divis-, past participle stem of dividere (see divide (v.)) + -ive. Meaning "producing discord" is from 1640s. Related: Divisively; divisiveness.
- 1. This country still had a deeply oppressive, unequal and divisive political system.
- 2. A referendum would be divisive.
- 3. Abortion has always been a divisive issue.
- 4. He believes that unemployment is socially divisive.
- 5. All this can lead to divisive family arguments to which guilt is a major contributor.
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