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See definition of divorce on Dictionary.com
  • nounsplit-up of marriage
  • verbsplit up a marriage

synonyms for divorce

  • annulment
  • breakup
  • dissolution
  • separation
  • split
  • breach
  • break
  • detachment
  • disparateness
  • dissociation
  • disunion
  • division
  • divorcement
  • partition
  • rupture
  • severance
  • splitsville
  • decree nisi
  • dedomiciling
  • on the rocks
  • parting of the ways
  • separate maintenance
See also synonyms for: divorced
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antonyms for divorce

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  • agreement
  • association
  • attachment
  • combination
  • connection
  • juncture
  • union
  • unity
  • marriage
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How to use divorce in a sentence

Though breakups and divorces don’t typically bring about happy feelings, the big D word certainly is bringing happiness to R&B singer Keyshia Cole.
KEYSHIA COLE IS FINALLY DIVORCED FROM DANIEL GIBSONJASMINE GRANTSEPTEMBER 4, 2020ESSENCE.COM
I think we might find other people who were married to him or are still married to him and are trying to get an annulment or a divorce and can’t locate him.
“PEOPLE WANT TO BELIEVE”: HOW LOVE FRAUD BUILDS AN ABSORBING DOCUSERIES AROUND A ROMANTIC CON MANALISSA WILKINSONSEPTEMBER 4, 2020VOX
In 2018, a woman in the northern Somali town of Lasanod told a district court while asking for a divorce that her construction worker husband was spending most of his wages on khat and regularly beating her with electrical wires.
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Since her divorce, Scott—who announced a name change from Bezos in July—has emerged as a prominent philanthropist.
MACKENZIE SCOTT IS NOW THE WEALTHIEST WOMAN IN THE WORLDEHINCHLIFFESEPTEMBER 2, 2020FORTUNE
Hormones also equip us to handle daily and long-term stresses — such as high-stakes exams or divorce in the family.
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There was a total divorce between what consumers wanted and what the managers of the big state farms were told to produce.
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Quite frequently, the statute provides that there shall be no dower in case of divorce for the wife's fault.
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An absolute divorce, even though for the husband's fault, divests the wife of dower, unless her right is saved by statute.
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A husband does not lose his homestead when his wife withdraws from the family under a decree of divorce.
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Adultery is a cause recognized in all of them, for which an absolute divorce can be granted.
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WORDS RELATED TO DIVORCE

  • break off
  • come between
  • disaffect
  • disunite
  • divide
  • divorce
  • estrange
  • make indifferent
  • part
  • separate
  • set against
  • turn away
  • turn off
  • wean
  • withdraw the affections of
  • breach
  • coolness
  • disaffection
  • diverting
  • division
  • divorce
  • estrangement
  • indifference
  • remoteness
  • rupture
  • separation
  • setting against
  • turning away
  • variance
  • withdrawal
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