Factious Fac"tious a. [L. factiosus: cf. F. factieux.] 1. Given to faction; addicted to form parties and raise dissensions, in opposition to government or the common good; turbulent; seditious; prone to clamor against public measures or men; -- said of persons. [1913 Webster]

Factious for the house of Lancaster. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Pertaining to faction; proceeding from faction; indicating, or characterized by, faction; -- said of acts or expressions; as, factious quarrels. [1913 Webster]

Headlong zeal or factious fury. --Burke. -- {Fac"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Fac"tious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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