noun, plural dis·u·ni·ties.

lack of unity or accord.

Origin of disunity

First recorded in 1625–35; dis-1 + unity
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Contemporary Examples of disunity

  • Blacks had benefited from the disunity of the state's whites.

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    Up From History, Part 2

    David Frum

    February 3, 2013

  • But if the policy is fundamentally flawed, disunity is actually healthy.

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    White House Renegades

    Peter Beinart

    July 2, 2010

Historical Examples of disunity

British Dictionary definitions for disunity


noun plural -ties

dissension or disagreement
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