HyperDic: faction

English > 2 senses of the word faction:
NOUNgroupfaction, cabal, junto, camarillaa clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
groupfaction, secta dissenting clique
faction > pronunciation
Soundsfae'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > faction: 2 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue.
Synonymscabal, junto, camarilla
MemberscabalistA member of a cabal
Broaderclique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, campAn exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
Spanishcábala, camarilla, facción, junto
Catalancamarilla, facció
English > faction: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA dissenting clique.
Synonymsect
Narrowerleft, left wingThose who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
old guardA faction that is unwilling to accept new ideas
pro-choice factionThose who argue that the decision to have an induced abortion should be made by the mother
pro-life factionThose who argue that induced abortion is killing and should be prohibited
right, right wingThose who support political or social or economic conservatism
splinter groupA faction or sect that has broken away from its parent organization
Broaderclique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, campAn exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
Spanishfacción, secta
Catalanfacció, secta
Adjectivesfactiousdissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)

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