- The definition of factious is causing dissension and problems within a group.
An example of something factious is a bunch of cliques within a class.
- producing or tending to produce faction; causing dissension
- produced or characterized by faction
Origin of factiousClassical Latin factiosus ; from factio
(comparative more factious, superlative most factious)
From the Latin factiosus "divisive; inclined to separate"; derivative of factio