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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Even now, my mom gives my kids her undivided attention; while mine is often split between them and my next deadline. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "I Couldn't Be a Mom, Without My Own Mom's Help," 10 May 2019 This language is all about giving the other person your undivided attention. Megan Stein, Country Living, "So, What Exactly Are the '5 Love Languages'?," 13 Feb. 2019 Even the venue for one of the leaders’ meetings — the ruling Workers’ Party headquarters, where Moon signed a guestbook near a map depicting a single, undivided Korea — will play well with a delighted North Korean public. Foster Klug, The Seattle Times, "“Grand Theater”: Has N. Korea’s Kim won a propaganda coup?," 18 Sep. 2018 Brexiters claim this offends their sensibilities about an undivided United Kingdom and bows to Brussels and Dublin bullying. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Postcards From the Tory Wars," 10 Sep. 2018 And really, what young child is giving us their undivided attention at all times? Marlisse Cepeda, Woman's Day, "This Mom Thinks You Should Stop Saying "No" To Your Kids," 3 Aug. 2016 And when dusk arrived and English tennis fans could finally turn their undivided attention to the denouement of England’s World Cup letdown against Croatia, only Nadal was still in the tournament. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "On a Wild Day at Wimbledon, Federer Exits and Nadal Hangs On," 11 July 2018 But what's got our full, undivided attention are the remarks Marlene made about Emison (that's Alison and Emily from PLL for the uninitiated) and what's happening in their lives when The Perfectionists premieres. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "I. Marlene King Talks About What Will Happen to Emison in "The Perfectionists"," 13 June 2018 Also, special thanks her son-in-law, Scott, who gave her his undivided attention and exceptional care during these past few months. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Linda R. Argenta," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of undivided

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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something valued as if it were money

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