Divisive vs Disruptive - What's the difference?

divisive | disruptive |


As adjectives the difference between divisive and disruptive

is that divisive is having a quality that divides or separates while disruptive is causing disruption or unrest.

divisive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having a quality that divides or separates
  • Rather than fostering unity, he becomes divisive .

    Antonyms

    * combinative

    disruptive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Causing disruption or unrest.
  • Children who exhibit disruptive behaviour may be expelled from school.
  • Causing major change, as in a market.
  • * 2005 , Karl D. Schubert, CIO Survival Guide (page 222)
  • companies tend to lose their leadership positions to companies that enter the market with a disruptive technology or market change.