dis·​union | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈyü-nyən How to pronounce disunion (audio) , dish- \

Definition of disunion

1 : the termination of union : separation
2 : disunity

Other Words from disunion

disunionist \ (ˌ)dis-​ˈyü-​nyə-​nist How to pronounce disunion (audio) , dish-​ \ noun

Examples of disunion in a Sentence

in the 19th century the volatile issue of slavery resulted in the disunion of several Protestant denominations
Recent Examples on the Web Johnson’s government now says this arrangement is tearing the kingdom apart, creating disunion and strife. William Booth, Washington Post, 15 Aug. 2022 Already, a sense that the government cannot safeguard ordinary people’s interests is feeding the country’s disunion. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 17 Nov. 2021 The pollsters went looking for common ground, only to find it in the 41 percent of Biden voters and 51 percent of Trump voters favoring some form of secession and disunion. Matthew Continetti, National Review, 9 Oct. 2021 But that union was fragile, and the threat of disunion was constant. Gordon S. Wood, WSJ, 28 May 2021 Yet hear me clearly, disagreement must not lead to disunion. Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY, 20 Jan. 2021 Yet hear me clearly: Disagreement must not lead to disunion. New York Times, 20 Jan. 2021 Yet hear me clearly: Disagreement must not lead to disunion. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, 20 Jan. 2021 In that way, the pictures of 1968 feel particularly — and achingly — familiar, given 2020’s collective level of rage, violence, destruction, political disunion and wariness of our neighbors. John Mcdonnell, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of disunion

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Disunion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disunion. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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