disagreement

noun
dis·​agree·​ment | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈgrē-mənt \

Definition of disagreement

1 : the act of disagreeing
2a : the state of being at variance : disparity
b : quarrel

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Examples of disagreement in a Sentence

There's been a lot of disagreement about how best to spend the money. Several disagreements have yet to be resolved.

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This brand revitalization came to a swift halt in November, though, after Brett parted ways with J.Crew, citing disagreements with the board. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "A breakdown of this year’s brand winners and losers.," 27 Dec. 2018 Tatyana and Vaughn exchanged written vows during the ceremony, and the wedding featured a tiered two-flavor cake that was inspired by the couple’s one point of disagreement. Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "All About Hallmark's Tatyana Ali and Her Life with Her Husband Vaughn," 24 Nov. 2018 The crux of the disagreement has been that Murphy wanted to raise more taxes, while powerful Democrats in the legislature prefer spending cuts instead. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "Democrats won 6 more state governments. New Jersey shows what they can do.," 21 Nov. 2018 Biden said that McCain fought for civility between politicians on both sides of the aisle, even in times of disagreement. Brooke Singman, Fox News, "McCain memorial service: Former VP Biden says Arizona senator's 'impact on America is not over'," 30 Aug. 2018 The purpose of a democratic political system is to bridge that gap: to create a system for resolving these disagreements that everyone thinks is fair. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "The Wisconsin power grab is part of a bigger Republican attack on democracy," 6 Dec. 2018 The lack of specifics in the agreement has given diplomats room to negotiate, but also failed to bridge fundamental disagreements between the sides. Andrew Jeong, WSJ, "North Korea Expands Long-Range Missile Base, Analysts Say," 6 Dec. 2018 Republicans pushed on through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition to the measures designed to weaken both incoming Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul. Todd Richmond, The Seattle Times, "Wisconsin Republicans work overnight on lame-duck bills," 4 Dec. 2018 There's a risk that technical disagreements or personality conflicts within other major blockchain networks could lead to similar splits, harming the long-term value of their cryptocurrencies. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Bitcoin and Ethereum fall to lows not seen since 2017," 19 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of disagreement

1501, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of disagreement was in 1501

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disagreement

noun

English Language Learners Definition of disagreement

: failure to agree

: a difference of opinion : an argument caused by people having different opinions about something

: the state of being different or unalike

disagreement

noun
dis·​agree·​ment | \ ˌdi-sə-ˈgrē-mənt \

Kids Definition of disagreement

1 : failure to agree There was disagreement over what actually happened.

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