Definition of divisive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

divisive

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//dəˈvaɪsɪv//
 
(disapproving)
 
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causing people to be split into groups that disagree with or oppose each other He believes that unemployment is socially divisive. see also divideWord Familydivide verb noundivision noundivisive adjective
 
adverb
divisiveness
 
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noun [uncountable] The minister disliked the divisiveness of rich and poor children going to different schools.
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