[ US /dɪˈsɛnʃən/ ]
[ UK /dɪsˈɛnʃən/ ]
  1. a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
  2. disagreement among those expected to cooperate
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How To Use dissension In A Sentence

  • Considerate persons found something of the pathetic in their preoccupation by these trifles while, so clamantly, the dissension between the young King and his uncles gathered to a head: the air was thick with portents; and was this, then, an appropriate time, the judicious demanded of high Heaven, for the Queen of fearful England to concern herself about a peasant's toothache? Chivalry
  • Being of an easy and tractable disposition he soon found the fashions of the court, and obtained a general love and notice of the nobility; for he was no carry-tale, nor flattering insinuator to breed discord and dissension, but an honest, plain, downright [man], that would speak home without halting, and tell the truth of purpose to shame the devil -- so that his plainness, mixed with Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries
  • No questions were allowed and there was no debate, dissension or discouraging words.
  • There was naught but envy and dissension between them, a sharp rivalry that lasted the whole of their lives. HERE BE DRAGONS
  • The voice of the boys is universally for the Union, against all traitors, whether those who openly meet them in the field, or the more dastardly coward that remains at home and backbites, and aids the enemy by words of comfort, and spreading dissensions in the rear. Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive
  • It was a positive message to a church troubled, internationally and domestically, with dissension and discord.
  • From his arrival, Greenhill caused dissension at Smith Barney.
  • In the year 1300, Niccola da Prato, Cardinal Legate of the Pope, being in Florence in order to accommodate the dissensions of the Florentines, caused him to make a convent for nuns in Prato, which is called S. Niccola from his name, and to restore in the same territory the Convent of S. Domenico, and so too that of Pistoia; in both the one and the other of which there are still seen the arms of the said Cardinal. Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects Vol. 01 (of 10), Cimabue to Agnolo Gaddi
  • This move sowed dissension within the party ranks.
  • Throughout these years of steady lay involvement, however, dissension within the group continued.
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