Definition of divisive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

divisive

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//dɪˈvaɪsɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈvaɪsɪv//
 
(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 Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as a noun denoting something that divides or separates): from late Latin divisivus, from Latin dividere ‘force apart, remove’.
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