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.

Factious for the house of Lancaster. Shak.

2.

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

Headlong zeal or factious fury. Burke.

-- Fac"tious*ly, adv. -- Fac"tious-ness, n.

 

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