Antonyms of noun union

2 of 11 senses of union

Sense 4
union, unification -- (the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union")
       Antonym of separation (Sense 1)
      => separation -- (the state of lacking unity)

Sense 11
union, unification, uniting, conjugation, jointure -- (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")
       Antonym of disunion (Sense 1)
      => disunion -- (the termination or destruction of union)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun union

11 senses of union

Sense 1
union, labor union, trade union, trades union, brotherhood -- (an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job")
       => organization, organisation -- (a group of people who work together)

Sense 2
Union, North -- (the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War); "he has visited every state in the Union"; "Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union"; "the North's superior resources turned the scale")
       INSTANCE OF=> United States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A. -- (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)

Sense 3
coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union -- (the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring")
       => sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity -- (activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat")

Sense 4
union, unification -- (the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union")
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

Sense 5
marriage, matrimony, union, spousal relationship, wedlock -- (the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union")
       => marital status -- (the condition of being married or unmarried)

Sense 6
union, conglutination -- (healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones)
       => healing -- (the natural process by which the body repairs itself)

Sense 7
union -- (a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; "the Soviet Union")
       => political unit, political entity -- (a unit with political responsibilities)

Sense 8
union, sum, join -- (a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; "let C be the union of the sets A and B")
       => set -- (a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth")

Sense 9
union -- (the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals")
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 10
union -- (a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner))
       => device -- (an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); "he was recognized by the device on his shield")

Sense 11
union, unification, uniting, conjugation, jointure -- (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")
       => combination, combining, compounding -- (the act of combining things to form a new whole)

Antonyms of adj union

2 senses of union

Sense 1
Union, Federal -- (being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War; "Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman")

INDIRECT (VIA northern) -> southern -- (in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "southern hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern plantations")

Sense 2
union (vs. nonunion) -- (of trade unions; "the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract")

nonunion (vs. union) -- (not belonging to or not allowing affiliation with a trade union; "nonunion carpenters"; "a nonunion contractor")
        => open (prenominal) -- (not requiring union membership; "an open shop employs nonunion workers")
        => unorganized, unorganised, nonunionized, nonunionised -- (not affiliated in a trade union; "the workers in the plant were unorganized")

Similarity of adj union

2 senses of union

Sense 1
Union, Federal -- (being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War; "Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman")
       => northern (vs. southern) -- (in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities")

Sense 2
union (vs. nonunion) -- (of trade unions; "the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract")
       => closed (prenominal) -- (requiring union membership; "a closed shop")
       => organized, organised, unionized, unionised -- (being a member of or formed into a labor union; "organized labor"; "unionized workers"; "a unionized shop")

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