What is another word for disunion?

Pronunciation: [dɪsjˈuːni͡ən] (IPA)

Disunion, also known as the state of being disconnected or separated, can be expressed using a variety of synonyms. Dissension, dissent, discord, strife, friction, and hostility all denote different aspects of disunion. Dissension denotes a disagreement or opposition between individuals or groups, while discord highlights the lack of agreement, harmony, or unity. Strife typically refers to conflict that is fueled by opposing interests. Friction denotes tension resulting from difficulties in communication or cooperation. Meanwhile, hostility highlights a deep-seated animosity or antipathy towards something or someone. Regardless of the synonym used, disunion is an indication of a lack of harmony and shared purpose among individuals.

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What are the hypernyms for Disunion?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Disunion?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for disunion (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for disunion?

Disunion refers to the state of being divided or separated, usually in a political or social context. The antonyms of disunion are unity, cohesion, and harmony. Unity is the state of being glued together, while cohesion refers to the ability of people or things to stick together. Harmony, on the other hand, refers to the state of compatibility and mutual understanding. Other related antonyms include alliance, collaboration, and concord. These terms imply a coming together of people for a common purpose or goal. Opposite of disunion, these antonyms represent a sense of community, understanding and solidarity, and signify the strength that comes from working together as a team.

What are the antonyms for Disunion?

Usage examples for Disunion

He does not know that he is failing through the hopeless disunion of the two.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Not to have surrendered when he cried "stand and deliver" would have been to have risked all that was gained-would have given breathing time to Rome, reinforced and comforted Rome's partisans in the Romagna-have induced doubt, fear, and disunion throughout Italy.
"Lady-John-Russell"
MacCarthy, Desmond
In any case the valuable asset of Protestant Ascendancy, with its possibilities of perpetual friction and disunion among Irishmen, was still in their hands.
"The Evolution of Sinn Fein"
Robert Mitchell Henry

Famous quotes with Disunion

  • The irrepressible conflict propounded by abolitionism has produced now its legitimate fruits - disunion.
    John H. Reagan
  • And so it went until the alarm was struck in the famous Missouri debate. Then wise men remembered what Washington had said, 'Resist with care the spirit of innovation upon the principles of the Constitution'. They saw that the letting alone was all on one side, that the unfortunate anomaly was deeply scheming to become the rule, and they roused the country. The old American love of liberty flamed out again. Meetings were everywhere held. The lips of young orators burned with the eloquence of freedom. The spirit of John Knox and of Hugh Peters thundered and lightened in the pulpits, and men were not called political preachers because they preached that we are all equal children of God. The legislatures of the free States instructed their representatives to stand fast for liberty. Daniel Webster, speaking for the merchants of Boston, said that it was a question essentially involving the perpetuity of the blessings of liberty for which the Constitution itself was formed. Daniel Webster, speaking for humanity at Plymouth, described the future of the slave as 'a widespread prospect of suffering, anguish, and death'. The land was loud with the debate, and Rufus King stated its substance in saying that it was a question of slave or free policy in the national government. Slavery hissed disunion; liberty smiled disdain. The moment of final trial came. Pinckney exulted. John Quincy Adams shook his head. Slavery triumphed and, with Southern chivalry, politely called victory compromise.
    George William Curtis
  • Mister Toombs was willing to dissolve the Union to save slavery, Mister Phillips, to save liberty; while Mister Seward, denounced and derided by both, declared that the deepest instinct of the American people was for union. Reserved rights. State rights, limited powers, the advantages of union and disunion, were the cucumbers from which we were busily engaged in distilling light, overlooking the fact of nationality in discussing the conditions of union. We were speculating upon costume. We gravely proved that the clothes were the clothes of a woman, or of a child, without seeing that whatever the clothes might be there was a full-grown man inside of them. 'The Constitution is a contract between sovereign States', shouted Mister Toombs, 'let Georgia tear it and separate'. 'The Constitution is a league with hell', calmly replied Mister Phillips, 'let New York cut off New Orleans to rot alone'. 'Oh, dear! it's a dreadful dilemma', whimpered President Buchanan. 'States have no right to secede, and the United States have no right to coerce. Oh, dear me! it's perfectly awful! I'm the most patriotic of men, but what shall I do? what shall I do?' Separate! Cut off! Secede! It was of a living body they spoke, which, pierced anywhere, quivered everywhere.
    George William Curtis

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