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

Definition of disunity

: lack of unity especially : dissension

Examples of disunity in a Sentence

troubling signs of disunity within the normally peaceful organization
Recent Examples on the Web Today, a sense of national unease and unhappiness, disunity and trouble hangs in the air alongside the very opposite feelings that were on display during the jubilee. Tom Mctague, The Atlantic, 6 June 2022 But there was a rare sign of disunity in that effort Tuesday. NBC News, 9 Mar. 2022 Multiple sources traced the seeds of the present disunity back even further when theological liberalism that questioned the Bible's authority swept into U.S. seminaries from Europe during the 19th century. Jon Brown, Fox News, 9 June 2022 Its run-up was accompanied by the usual disunity within both NATO and the EU, but both NATO and the EU have closed ranks, and taken far stronger action than many (including me) had anticipated, particularly perhaps in Germany. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 4 Mar. 2022 But just as crucial to the talks, according to officials and experts, is resolving suggestions of disunity between Washington and its European allies on how to approach the Kremlin. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 3 Jan. 2022 Trump as president was helping Putin achieve his goals—NATO disunity, a United States disrespected on the world stage and losing influence—quite nicely. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 28 Feb. 2022 In a rare sign of disunity among NATO allies, the Defense Department on Tuesday rejected an unexpected offer by Poland to have the U.S. take custody of Soviet-era fighter jets that would be transferred to Ukraine in its fight against Russia. NBC News, 8 Mar. 2022 The Kremlin, which has sought to leverage any signs of disunity in Europe, announced Friday that Putin would hold a joint news conference Tuesday with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of disunity

1632, in the meaning defined above

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“Disunity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disunity. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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