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1. The state of being disunited; separation.
2. Lack of unity; discord.


(dɪsˈyun yən)

1. a severance of union; separation; disjunction.
2. lack of unity; dissension.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disunion - the termination or destruction of union
detribalisation, detribalization - the decline or termination of tribal organization
separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
jointure, uniting, unification, conjugation, union - the act of making or becoming a single unit; "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"


1. The act or an instance of separating one thing from another:
2. The condition of being divided, as in opinion:
References in classic literature ?
THE three last numbers of this paper have been dedicated to an enumeration of the dangers to which we should be exposed, in a state of disunion, from the arms and arts of foreign nations.
I submit to you, my fellow-citizens, these considerations, in full confidence that the good sense which has so often marked your decisions will allow them their due weight and effect; and that you will never suffer difficulties, however formidable in appearance, or however fashionable the error on which they may be founded, to drive you into the gloomy and perilous scene into which the advocates for disunion would conduct you.
When the duke occupied the Romagna he found it under the rule of weak masters, who rather plundered their subjects than ruled them, and gave them more cause for disunion than for union, so that the country was full of robbery, quarrels, and every kind of violence; and so, wishing to bring back peace and obedience to authority, he considered it necessary to give it a good governor.