divisive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"divisive" in British English

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divisiveadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈvaɪ.sɪv/
used to ​describe something that ​causesgreat and sometimes ​unfriendlydisagreement within a ​group of ​people: The Vietnam ​war was an ​extremely divisive ​issue in the US
divisively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
divisiveness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of divisive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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divisiveadjective

 us   /dɪˈvɑɪ·sɪv, -ˈvɪs·ɪv/ disapproving
tending to ​causedisagreements that ​separatepeople into ​opposinggroups: The ​campaign for the mayor’s ​office was ​racially divisive.
(Definition of divisive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “divisive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 有争议的, 引起分歧的…
in Turkish ayrılıkçı, bölücü, nifak sokan…
in Russian вызывающий разногласия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有爭議的, 引起分歧的…
in Polish kontrowersyjny, sporny…
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