Dis·sen·sion n. Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and union; strife; discord; quarrel.
Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them. --Acts xv. 2.
Debates, dissension, uproars are thy joy. --Dryden.
A seditious person and raiser-up of dissension among the people. --Robynson (More's Utopia).
n 1: disagreement among those expected to cooperate [syn: discord]
2: a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
[syn: disagreement, dissonance] [ant: agreement]