Synonyms for Faction:

n.

concern, lobby, entente, side, drama, schism, anecdote, classic, machine, partnership, black comedy, pressure group, combine, intrigue, allegory, contingent, bloc, cock-and-bull story, camp, detective, adaptation, comedy, unit, knot, guild, epic, sector. quarrel, misunderstanding, argument, disagreement, controversy, a war of words, dispute, disunity, fight, dissension. Focus Group, cartel, elite, crop, the in-crowd, clutch, cluster. conflict, discord, difference, dissent, Inharmony, dissidence, difficulty, friction, dissentience, confrontation, warfare, variance, clash, war, dissonance, disaccord, contention, discordance, strife. conflict, strife (noun)
dissension, friction, disagreement, disunity, discord.
council (noun)
convention, committee, legislature, conference, parliament, court, council, symposium, meeting, chamber, quorum, summit, forum, board, congregation, tribunal, panel, inquisition, congress, cabinet.
crew (noun)
string, platoon, detachment, junta, battalion, mob, company, body, troupe, bevy, cabal, bunch, club, team, fleet, coterie, squad, union, retinue, wing, group, assemblage, fraternity, assembly, gang, tribe, fellowship, brigade, party, complement, phalanx, ring, pack, caucus, force, herd, society, cell, posse, drove, regiment, division, school, hive, band, detail, coalition, circle, staff, litter, troop, outfit, clique, league, covey, aggregation, host, set, cadre, flock, clan, crowd, crew, collection, army, colony, nest, sect.
disagreement (noun)
friction.
faction (noun)
junta, sect, cabal, junto, camarilla.
group (noun)
sect.
group sharing a belief or cause (noun)
cabal, party, combine, gang, coalition, set, junta, outfit, entente, sector, lobby, sect, coterie, side, ring, circle, knot, crowd, cell, clan, crew, concern, guild, bloc, division, camp, unit, bunch, caucus, wing, mob, pressure group, machine, band, club, partnership, schism, contingent, clique, intrigue, team.
school (noun)
school.
school of thought (noun)
sect.
separation (noun)
schism.
social organization (noun)
club.

Other synonyms:

Focus Group, the in-crowd, discordance, dissentience, Inharmony. dissidence, friction, cartel, dissonance, dissension. elite, strife, variance, disaccord. war, cluster, discord, contention, warfare, confrontation, conflict. clutch. difference, difficulty, knot, crop. alliance
partnership.
coalition
bloc.
split
schism.
Other relevant words:
dispute, confrontation, contention, camp, difference, knot, discordance, concern, dissentience, dissidence, argument, drama, clash, friction, dissonance, quarrel, adaptation, cartel, disunity, misunderstanding, anecdote, dissension, classic, guild, cluster, junto, machine, disaccord, difficulty, conflict, entente, epic, war, elite, pressure group, bloc, schism, controversy, allegory, strife, contingent, camarilla, Inharmony, intrigue, crop, comedy, clutch, fight, side, dissent, discord, partnership, warfare, variance, lobby, unit, combine, detective, sector, disagreement.

Usage examples for faction

  1. One faction did not want to have the Opera House opened at all. – Haydn by J. Cuthbert Hadden
  2. That my Lord Chancellor do from hence begin to be cold to him, because of his seeing him and Arlington so great: that nothing at Court is minded but faction and pleasure, and nothing intended of general good to the kingdom by anybody heartily; so that he believes with me, in a little time confusion will certainly come over all the nation. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  3. For a faction was forming with Hynds House as its storm- center, and it was one which threatened Mrs. Scarboro's hitherto unquestioned sovereignty. – A Woman Named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler