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 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 media perpetuate this narrative that America is split, and that animosity and disunity are at dangerous levels within members of the working class, who do not care about the hyperpartisan tensions seen in the news. WSJ, "Not All Americans Are So Fiercely, Divisively Extreme," 9 Apr. 2019 In the longer term, the eurozone is held back by political disunity and a focus on fiscal discipline. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, "The Region That Keeps Disappointing Investors," 31 Dec. 2018 The threat to the United States of America has always been disunity. Ezra Klein, Vox, "The rigging of American politics," 16 Oct. 2018 Back in Britain, crusty old Tories like Birkenhead and Churchill crowed at every display of Indian disunity, which enabled them to claim that India could be united only under the British Raj. Ferdinand Mount, WSJ, "‘Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World’ Review: The Prophet as Politician," 1 Nov. 2018 My purpose is to set myself, my family and many others, free from the patriarchal white supremacist social paradigm that has rendered us inferior, placed Black women at the bottom of the pyramid, and kept us stuck in cycles of disunity. Ebonee Davis, Harper's BAZAAR, "Model Ebonee Davis on How Suffering Leads to Power," 3 Nov. 2017 Zimbabwe’s political landscape is still plagued by disunity. Washington Post, "AP Interview: Zimbabwe’s new opposition leader faces vote," 19 Mar. 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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