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Synonyms for faction
ˈfæk ʃənfac·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. faction

    A conspiracy is a combination of persons for an evil purpose, or the act of so combining. Conspiracy is a distinct crime under common, and generally under statutory, law. A faction is more extensive than a conspiracy, less formal in organization, less definite in plan. Faction and its adjective, factious, have always an unfavorable sense. Cabal commonly denotes a conspiracy of leaders. A gang is a company of workmen all doing the same work under one leader; the word is used figuratively only of combinations which it is meant to stigmatize as rude and mercenary; crew is used in a closely similar sense. A conclave is secret, but of larger numbers, ordinarily, than a cabal, and may have honorable use; as, the conclave of cardinals.

    Synonyms:
    cabal, combination, conclave, confederacy, conspiracy, crew, gang, junto

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cabal, faction, junto, camarillanoun

    a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue

    Synonyms:
    sect, cabal, conspiracy, junto, camarilla

  2. faction, sectnoun

    a dissenting clique

    Synonyms:
    sect, cabal, religious order, religious sect, junto, camarilla

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. factionnoun

    Synonyms:
    combination (against a government), cabal, junto, clique, party. tumult, discord, dissension, disagreement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. factionnoun

    Synonyms:
    dissension, sedition, rebellion, insurgency, division

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "faction":

    factions, fraction, wing, squads

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How to use faction in a sentence?

  1. Nusra Front:

    Facing this current scene, our only option was to withdraw and leave our frontline positions (with Islamic State) in the northern Aleppo countryside for any fighting faction in these areas to take over.

  2. Steven Friedman:

    I don't think that there is a huge likelihood that he will be recalled. If he had stayed on the course he set and stuck with van Rooyen, he would have been in more immediate danger, it looks like there are factions in ANC, and one faction pushed back on this appointment. Clearly there will be more of this competition that will steer policy as we go along.

  3. Fisher Ames:

    ...[O]ur sages in the great [constitutional] convention... intended our government should be a republic which differs more widely from a democracy than a democracy from a despotism. The rigours of a despotism often... oppress only a few, but it is the very essence and nature of a democracy, for a faction claiming to oppress a minority, and that minority the chief owners of the property and truest lovers of their country.

  4. Ron Bloom:

    I don't think at this time there is any larger faction than any other, i'll commit to four of five of them financially because I love them all -- and we'll see who comes out on top.

  5. Kurt Imhof:

    There is a faction of NZZ shareholders who are seeking to bring the paper further to the right and closer to the SVP, bLOCHUSCONI.

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