un·di·vid·ed | \ˌən-də-ˈvī-dəd \

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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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 Rodney Dugas is one of more than 50 landowners of the undivided estate. Sara Sneath, NOLA.com, "As Louisiana's coast washes away, state cashing in on disputed oil and gas rights," 31 May 2018 After being stripped of his president of basketball operations title a year ago, Rivers gave his undivided attention led to coaching a roster with nine new players following the offseason departures of Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, and Jamal Crawford. BostonGlobe.com, "Jeff Gordon elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame," 24 May 2018 Television channel iTV reported the opposite, that William would skip the Cup final to give the wedding his undivided attention. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Will Prince William leave Prince Harry's wedding to watch the FA Cup final?," 15 May 2018 Or, at the very least, to grant these films the courtesy of our undivided attention rather than our hasty, premature dismissals. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Stubborn? Arrogant? Irrelevant? The 2018 Cannes Film Festival weathers the storm," 9 May 2018 Changing source requires one’s undivided attention, as scrolling through three screens is the order of the day. Scott Sturgis, Philly.com, "Honda Odyssey shows minivan's (teensy bit of a) sporty side," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of undivided

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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undivided/full/complete attention

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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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not any or not one

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