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 for dissension
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dissension \Dis*sen"sion\, n. [L. dissensio: cf. F. dissension.
     See Dissent.]
     Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character,
     producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words;
     partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and
     union; strife; discord; quarrel.
     [1913 Webster]
           Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and
           disputation with them.                   --Acts xv. 2.
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           Debates, dissension, uproars are thy joy. --Dryden.
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           A seditious person and raiser-up of dissension among
           the people.                              --Robynson
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: disagreement among those expected to cooperate [syn:
           discord, dissension]
      2: a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
         [syn: disagreement, dissension, dissonance] [ant:
         accord, agreement]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "dissension":
     aggressiveness, agreement to disagree, alienation, altercation,
     antagonism, antipathy, apostasy, argument, argumentation,
     bad blood, bellicosity, belligerence, bickering, clashing,
     collision, combativeness, competition, conflict, contention,
     contentiousness, contradiction, contrariety, contrariness,
     controversy, counter-culture, cross-purposes, difference,
     disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement, disapprobation,
     disapproval, discord, discordance, discordancy, discrepancy,
     disharmony, disparity, dispute, dissatisfaction, dissent,
     dissentience, dissidence, dissonance, disunion, disunity,
     divergence, diversity, dropping out, enmity, faction, factiousness,
     flak, fractiousness, friction, hostility, inaccordance, inequality,
     infighting, inimicalness, irascibility, irritability, jarring,
     litigiousness, minority opinion, negation, negativeness,
     nonagreement, nonassent, nonconcurrence, nonconformity, nonconsent,
     noncooperation, obstinacy, opposition, oppugnancy, partisan spirit,
     partisanship, perverseness, pugnacity, quarrel, quarrelsomeness,
     recalcitrance, recusance, recusancy, refractoriness, rejection,
     repudiation, repugnance, rivalry, secession, shrewishness, strife,
     uncooperativeness, underground, unharmoniousness, variance, vying,
     withdrawal, wrangle

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