dis·​uni·​ty | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈyü-nə-tē How to pronounce disunity (audio) , dish-\

Definition of disunity

: lack of unity especially : dissension

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Examples of disunity in a Sentence

troubling signs of disunity within the normally peaceful organization

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The shows of disunity that Johnson encountered this week in his kingdom-wide tour were a far cry from the United Kingdom actually dissolving under the strain of Brexit. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, "First job for new leader of the United Kingdom: Keeping the kingdom united," 2 Aug. 2019 After Pelosi caved to demands from moderates and put a Senate bill opposed by liberals on the floor for a vote, some liberals turned on the moderates in an ugly and very public display of disunity, unloading on them for supporting the legislation. Washington Post, "Twin challenges on budget, trade test withering Pelosi and Trump relationship," 10 July 2019 The vote came after a striking display of Democratic disunity and was a setback for Ms. Pelosi. Emily Cochrane, New York Times, "House Passes Senate Border Bill in Striking Defeat for Pelosi," 27 June 2019 The rebels’ disunity made Western support skittish. Nabih Bulos, latimes.com, "Syrian rebel leader’s death spurs debate about his legacy," 11 June 2019 Recess, disunity and a grim veto threshold In theory, lawmakers are the best guard against executive overreach. Mark Niquette, Fortune, "Trump's Mexico Tariffs Are Coming: Why It's So Hard to Stop Them," 7 June 2019 The threat to the United States of America has always been disunity. Ezra Klein, Vox, "The rigging of American politics," 16 Oct. 2018 The defeat provided the latest display of the Republican Party's disunity in Congress on immigration. Thomas Kaplan, Anchorage Daily News, "House rejects immigration overhaul despite Trump's late plea," 27 June 2018 The defeat provided the latest display of the Republican Party’s disunity in Congress on immigration. Thomas Kaplan, BostonGlobe.com, "House Rejects Immigration Overhaul Despite Trump’s Late Plea," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of disunity

1632, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of disunity

: the state of not being able to agree about important things : lack of unity

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