Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dissension

2 senses of dissension

Sense 1
discord, dissension -- (disagreement among those expected to cooperate)
       => disagreement -- (the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing)

Sense 2
disagreement, dissension, dissonance -- (a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters)
       => conflict -- (a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties")

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