disunity

noun
dis·uni·ty | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈyü-nə-tē , 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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Putin wants to peel away American allies in Europe – and signs of disunity at this week’s NATO summit only serve Putin’s interests. Joshua Tucker, Washington Post, "Will it be ‘happy talk’ — or will Trump and Putin focus on arms control and other critical issues?," 13 July 2018 The crisis is our increasing disunity, and the thinning of a shared sense of the national dream. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "Republicans Need Artists, Not Economists," 12 Apr. 2018 The prolonged disunity was increasingly exasperating for some businesses, which have fretted that the disarray raises the chance that the U.K. will crash out of the EU without a deal. Jason Douglas, WSJ, "Theresa May Forges Apparent Unity in Cabinet Over Brexit Plan," 6 July 2018 But though the opposition’s disunity is a major reason for their recent failures, their main obstacles remain the ones created by Mr. Orban himself. Patrick Kingsley, New York Times, "In Hungary, Disunity and Gerrymandering Frustrate Anti-Orban Voters," 25 Mar. 2018 The defeat provided the latest display of the Republican Party’s disunity in Congress on immigration. Thomas Kaplan, New York Times, "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, 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 In the months that followed, May struggled to assert her authority over her party and government, with a string of ministers resigning from the Cabinet and disunity over Brexit among those who remained around her top table. Jane Merrick, CNN, "Theresa May's day of Brexit reckoning is coming, sooner or later," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of disunity

1632, in the meaning defined above

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disunity

noun

English Language Learners Definition of disunity

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

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