disagreement

noun dis·agree·ment \ ˌdis-ə-ˈgrē-mənt \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of disagreement

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

Examples of disagreement in a Sentence

  1. There's been a lot of disagreement about how best to spend the money.

  2. Several disagreements have yet to be resolved.

Recent Examples of disagreement from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'disagreement.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of disagreement

15th century


DISAGREEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

disagreement

noun

Definition of disagreement for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

disagreement

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

Definition of disagreement for Students

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up disagreement? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!