divided


divided

adjective

: 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
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
a :  disagreeing with each other :  disunited
b :  directed or moved toward conflicting interests, states, or objects <divided loyalties>
3
:  separated by distance <familiar objects from which she had never dreamed of being divided — James Joyce>
di·vid·ed·ly \də-ˈvī-dəd-lē\ adverb
di·vid·ed·ness \-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.

First Known Use of DIVIDED

14th century

Related to DIVIDED

Synonyms
disunited, split, at loggerheads, at odds
Antonyms
unanimous, undivided, united

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