- The definition of divisive is something that tends to cause arguments or hostility among people.
Politics and religion are both examples of subjects that would be described as divisive.
causing division; esp., causing disagreement or dissension
Origin of divisiveLate Latin divisivus
Creating dissension or discord.
(comparative more divisive, superlative most divisive)
- Having a quality that divides or separates
- Rather than fostering unity, he becomes divisive.