disagreement

noun
dis·​agree·​ment | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈgrē-mənt How to pronounce disagreement (audio) \

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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Like the disagreement at Georgetown, not all Democratic candidates are in favor, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT). Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "Georgetown Students Vote to Pay Reparations to Aid Descendants of Enslaved People Sold by the University," 12 Apr. 2019 Castiglioni presented her first collection for the new label in September, two years after a disagreement with Marni’s corporate owners led the family to flee their brand (Marni now cruises along under new direction). Erik Maza, Town & Country, "Plan C, the New Label From the Family Behind Marni, Is the Coolest Thing to Come out of Milan," 27 Feb. 2019 While the victorious Bolsheviks soon adopted the calendar the rest of the world uses, perhaps a bit of lingering confusion is behind a disagreement that could pressure oil prices. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "In Russia, Agreement Breaks You," 5 Feb. 2019 Greece’s parliament ratified the deal on Friday, in one of the final steps needed to end the disagreement between the two neighbors. Konstantin Testorides, The Seattle Times, "Macedonia’s name change – what does the country have to do?," 28 Jan. 2019 That schism was motivated by a disagreement about the size of blocks in bitcoin's blockchain. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Imminent Bitcoin Cash schism triggers cryptocurrency selloff," 14 Nov. 2018 As HQ’s prominence has died down, disagreements between its founders and investors have started to increase. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "HQ Trivia was a blockbuster hit — but internal turmoil and a shrinking audience have pushed it to the brink," 5 Nov. 2018 A week of violence erupted in Addis Ababa and its surrounding areas beginning from September 12 following disagreements between youths from the capital and its surrounding Oromia region over the use of different flags. Elias Meseret, Fox News, "Hundreds arrested in Ethiopia after violence around capital," 24 Sep. 2018 Take the disagreements between the radical feminists and the liberal feminists. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "The Self-Defeating Ways Americans Talk About Feminism," 29 June 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 How to pronounce disagreement (audio) \

Kids Definition of disagreement

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

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