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divided

adjective

Simple Definition of divided

  • : separated by different opinions : in a state of disagreement

  • : given to two or more people or things rather than to just one person or thing

Full Definition of divided

  1. 1 a :  separated into parts or pieces b of a leaf :  cut into distinct parts by incisions extending to the base or to the midrib c :  having a barrier (as a guardrail) to separate lanes of traffic going in opposite directions <a divided highway>

  2. 2 a :  disagreeing with each other :  disunited b :  directed or moved toward conflicting interests, states, or objects <divided loyalties>

  3. 3 :  separated by distance <familiar objects from which she had never dreamed of being divided — James Joyce>

di·vid·ed·ly play \də-ˈvī-dəd-lē\ adverb
di·vid·ed·ness play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of divided

  1. Experts are sharply divided on the issue.

  2. The issue has created a deeply divided nation.

  3. She feels like she only gets her mother's divided attention.



14th Century

First Known Use of divided

14th century

Rhymes with divided




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