un·​di·​vid·​ed | \ ˌən-də-ˈvī-dəd How to pronounce undivided (audio) \

Definition of undivided

1 : not separated into parts or pieces : existing as a single whole : not divided an undivided property
2 : complete or total They listened to the lecture with undivided attention.

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Synonyms & Antonyms for undivided


all, concentrated, entire, exclusive, focused (also focussed), whole


diffuse, divided, scattered

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But they are all improved with undivided attention. Anchorage Daily News, "What do you do with bird dogs in the off-season? Love them, play with them, get to know them.," 9 July 2019 There are enough reasons to be unable to sleep as a new mom—namely, an infant who wakes up every few hours, in need of food/a diaper change/your complete and undivided (albeit zombielike) attention. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "This Baby Monitor Tracks My Baby's Breathing, and I Can Finally Sleep at Night," 11 June 2019 This is the type of announcement that needs your undivided attention. Shalwah Evans & Julee Wilson, Essence, "Pat McGrath Launches Sublime Foundation With 36 Shades," 13 June 2019 Writers allege that packaging fees violate state fiduciary law, which requires agents to represent clients with undivided loyalty. David Ng, latimes.com, "As writers battle their agents, finding a judge becomes a challenge," 5 June 2019 Bankruptcy professionals are fiduciaries, required by law to have an undivided loyalty to their clients. Mary Williams Walsh, New York Times, "McKinsey Hid Conflicts of Interest From Courts, Lawsuit Says," 9 May 2018 Hold that smartphone or tablet close and play traveler and viewer at the same time (but, honestly, the Grand Canyon deserves your undivided attention. Lynn Elber, Twin Cities, "Sexy dramas, big-money games, Ailes film heat up summer TV," 10 June 2019 Hold that smart phone or tablet close and play traveler and viewer at the same time (but, honestly, the Grand Canyon deserves your undivided attention. Washington Post, "Sexy dramas, big-money games, Ailes film heat up summer TV," 7 June 2019 But a series of court decisions since then established that the lawyer owes undivided loyalty to the policyholder, and that is why the lawyer’s actions in the Ferguson case appear to be troubling, Barker said. Topher Sanders, ProPublica, "A Lawsuit Over Ferguson’s “Debtors Prison” Drags On," 31 May 2019

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First Known Use of undivided

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of undivided was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of undivided

: complete or total
: not separated into smaller parts


un·​di·​vid·​ed | \ ˌən-də-ˈvī-dəd\

Kids Definition of undivided

: complete or total I want your undivided attention.



Legal Definition of undivided

: shared with others having an interest in the whole : held jointly, in common, or in indivision with other co-owners each such tenant in common holds an equal undivided share in the title— O. L. Browder et al. each spouse owns a present undivided one-half interest in the community propertyLouisiana Civil Code — compare divided, entire

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