Definition of 'divisive'
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It is one of the most divisive issues of our time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And it is socially divisive as well. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Identity politics is deeply and inexorably divisive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Independent schools are socially divisive and mostly academically selective. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This approach also kept the church from becoming embroiled in a potentially divisive issue. Christianity Today (2000)Which puts us on the same side on one of the most divisive issues of the day. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We have heard a lot about how divisive a character he is. The Sun (2013)Socialist thinking still finds the possibility of choice potentially divisive. The Global Marketplace (1993)The issue is as divisive as it is emotive. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Family members are being coached about potentially divisive issues to avoid in telephone and video conversations. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is right that this bitterly divisive chapter is closed in a way which holds all to account. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But it remains extraordinarily rare for a sitting governor to risk taking a position of moral leadership on the deeply divisive issue. Times, Sunday Times (2011)With Portugal he has been a divisive figure. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is not just socially divisive, but bad for the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Clothes that cover a woman's face are socially divisive. The Sun (2014)There is no more divisive issue in Britain today than red trousers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The planned cuts are deep, potentially divisive and hard to understand. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is rapidly emerging as a deeply divisive political issue, although it has yet to burst into the open. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet the main argument for prohibiting all these supposedly religious symbols is that they are socially divisive and disruptive without being a religious requirement at all. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Now their tiny southern Russian republic is to be the arena for settling one of the most bitterly divisive conflicts in the world of chess. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She was, and remains, the most divisive political figure of modern times. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A decade on, the Iraq conflict remains bitterly divisive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: divisive ADJECTIVE
Something that is divisive causes unfriendliness and argument between people.
Identity cards remain a divisive issue.
Definition of divisive from the Collins English Dictionary
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