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

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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.
Recent Examples on the Web So instead of avoiding disagreements, aim for courteous conflict instead. Samantha Boardman, Marie Claire, "How to Fight Fair In Relationships," 31 Jan. 2020 Schiff also responded to Sekulow's argument that the issues surrounding Ukraine are merely due to a policy disagreement. NBC News, "Schiff rejects Sekulow claim that Bolton allegations are irrelevant," 29 Jan. 2020 Bolton left the White House in September because of foreign policy disagreements with Trump. al, "U.S. Sen. Doug Jones hopes to hear from John Bolton in impeachment trial," 23 Jan. 2020 The hawkish Bolton departed in September because of several foreign policy disagreements with President Trump. SFChronicle.com, "News of the Day From Across the Nation," 10 Nov. 2019 The hawkish Bolton departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Donald Trump. BostonGlobe.com, "NEW YORK — Former national security adviser John Bolton has a book deal, The Associated Press has learned.," 10 Nov. 2019 The hawkish Bolton departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Donald Trump. Hillel Italie, baltimoresun.com, "AP sources: Former Trump adviser John Bolton has a book deal," 9 Nov. 2019 Trump fired Bolton this month amid policy disagreements over North Korea and other issues. Ben Fox, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Bolton critical of North Korea in first speech since ouster," 30 Sep. 2019 The announcement of O’Brien’s selection comes a week after Trump ousted John Bolton from the post, citing policy disagreements. Darlene Superville, The Denver Post, "Trump names hostage envoy O’Brien national security adviser," 18 Sep. 2019

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disagreement?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=d&file=disagr04. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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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


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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