dis·​uni·​ty (ˌ)dis-ˈyü-nə-tē How to pronounce disunity (audio)
: lack of unity
especially : dissension

Examples of disunity in a Sentence

troubling signs of disunity within the normally peaceful organization
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Word History

First Known Use

1632, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disunity was in 1632

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“Disunity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disunity. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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dis·​uni·​ty dish-ˈü-nət-ē How to pronounce disunity (audio)
: lack of unity
especially : dissension

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