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divisive

adjective uk   us   /dɪˈvaɪ.sɪv/
used to describe something that causes great and sometimes unfriendly disagreement 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/
Translations of “divisive”
in Chinese (Traditional) 有爭議的, 引起分歧的…
in Russian вызывающий разногласия…
in Turkish ayrılıkçı, bölücü, nifak sokan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有争议的, 引起分歧的…
in Polish kontrowersyjny, sporny…
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