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dispute

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dispute

  1. 1 variance of opinion on a matter <a dispute over the proper pronunciation of “nuclear”> Synonyms contestation, controversy, debate, difference, difficulty, disputation, disagreement, dissension (also dissention), dissensus, firestorm, nonconcurrenceRelated Words clash, collision, conflict, confliction, disaccord, discord, dissonance; apartness, divarication, division; combat, contention, strife, struggle; altercation, argument, bicker, falling-out, fight, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, set-toNear Antonyms acceptance, compliance; concord, peaceAntonyms accord, agreement, consensus, harmony, unanimity

  2. 2 an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions <after much dispute, the school committee decided that all backpacks would have to be stored in lockers during class hours> Synonyms altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argy-bargy [chiefly British], battle royal, bicker, brawl, contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, argument, donnybrook, falling-out, fight, hassle, imbroglio, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, rhubarb, row, scrap, set-to, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleRelated Words clash, run-in, skirmish, tangle, tussle; logomachy; feud, vendetta; attack, contention, dissension (also dissention); debate, difference, disputation; fuss, objection, protest, protestation; affray [chiefly British], fisticuffs, fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée); catfight




dispute

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dispute

  1. 1 to demand proof of the truth or rightness of <a whole slew of relatives eager to dispute his claim to being the sole heir> Synonyms contest, challenge, impeach, oppugn, query, questionRelated Words doubt, mistrust; kick (about), object (to), protest; combat, fight, oppose, resistNear Antonyms back, defend, support; advocate, champion, promote; abide, endure, stomach, tolerateAntonyms accept, believe, embrace, swallow

  2. 2 to express different opinions about something often angrily <hometown fans disputing with visiting fans over which had the better team> Synonyms altercate, argufy, bicker, brabble, brawl, controvert, argue, fall out, fight, hassle, jar, quarrel, quibble, row, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleRelated Words challenge, dare, defy; clash, contend, contest, tangle; cavil, fuss, nitpick; consider, debate, discuss; kick, object, protestNear Antonyms coexist, get along; accept, agree, assent, concur, consent

  3. 3 to talk about (an issue) usually from various points of view and for the purpose of arriving at a decision or opinion <in an extended session the city council disputed the need for a new high school> Synonyms agitate, argue, bandy, bat (around or back and forth), canvass (also canvas), debate, discuss, hash (over or out), moot, talk overRelated Words review, speak (about), talk (about); broach, introduce, propound, raise, stir up; forge, hammer out, talk out, thrash (out), wrestle (with); chew over, consider, deliberate, weigh




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