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

Definition of disunion

1 : the termination of union : separation
2 : disunity

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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 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 In an emergency such as the secession crisis, the four-month interval between the election and inauguration of a new president had delayed a decisive response to disunion. Donald Nieman, The Conversation, 20 Oct. 2020 There’s really nothing to be said for disunion at any point in American history. Rich Lowry, National Review, 3 Sep. 2020 And without national feeling — and a desire to convince one’s countrymen — discussion, far from venting conflicts, is bound to bring opposing groups to the brink of catastrophic disunion. Alexis Carré, National Review, 18 Feb. 2020

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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 24 Jul. 2021.

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