1. reproducing by fission
  2. having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude
    a breakaway faction
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How To Use fissiparous In A Sentence

  • The sixth and final app was the West's work ethic, which held together the potentially fissiparous society produced by the first five. The Birth of the Modern World
  • There are clear limits to what voluntary organizations can do to remedy the fissiparous tendencies of an inherently selfish capitalism.
  • See, this is exactly why I parted with Protestantism: I could never discern any real desire for unity (which would have been impossible in any case because it is way too fissiparous). The Pope offers a personal explanation
  • Despite their fissiparous tendencies, they spread steadily.
  • A legacy of a strong nation unbroken by 'fissiparous' tendencies despite the dire predictions of foreign observers; a nation armed with nuclear weapons and missiles; a nation with the ability to assert an independent foreign policy and independent path of capitalist development, in the main, fully capable of holding its head high in the international community and world economic stage. Reality, one bite at a time
  • British society may be diverse but it is not fissiparous. Times, Sunday Times
  • Musical taste is fashionable and fissiparous. Times, Sunday Times
  • Already fissiparous, the home side seemed broken. Times, Sunday Times
  • Either way, it is evidence that voting patterns have become mercurial, fissiparous and eminently unpredictable. Times, Sunday Times
  • We have too many fissiparous tendencies in the two countries to take risks.
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