Definition of disagreement in US English:

disagreement

noun

  • 1Lack of consensus or approval.

    ‘there was some disagreement about the details’
    ‘disagreements between parents and adolescents’
    ‘the meeting ended in disagreement’
    • ‘How did he end up falling for her during all of their petty arguments and disagreements?’
    • ‘If all disagreements stem from a lack of understanding, does that mean one party is misunderstanding, or both?’
    • ‘There was a broad consensus on this, though there were some disagreements over the details.’
    • ‘Arguments and disagreements between provinces were easily sorted out by the Council and the Shaman.’
    • ‘But he stepped down last year after disagreements with the club president.’
    • ‘Displaying the temporary disagreements to the public would hamper communication of the consensus.’
    • ‘When there were disagreements, the two sides were always able to compromise.’
    • ‘In any democracy, as in any blog, its helpful and fun to have disagreements.’
    • ‘Children can also gain valuable skills by learning to cope with disagreements and disputes.’
    • ‘I hate arguments and disagreements although I love debates and discussions.’
    • ‘Some of the most fundamental political disagreements and conflicts concern values.’
    • ‘What we need now is more arguments, where disagreements are forced to the fore and their consequences spelt out.’
    • ‘Universities are by nature institutions where such debate and disagreements must occur.’
    • ‘And there were disagreements about fears associated with online interaction.’
    • ‘Conciliation is a way of dealing with complaints that helps to avoid difficult disagreements.’
    • ‘In many parts of the globe disputes over history are often not arcane or academic disagreements.’
    • ‘It was clear that some of our players put petty disagreements above devotion to the cause and we all paid the penalty.’
    • ‘While the plan is likely to be approved, these disagreements do not bode well for the future.’
    • ‘However, disagreements within the party threaten to slow the pace of change.’
    • ‘We cannot allow disagreements to build into disputes, conflict or antagonism.’
    dissent, lack of agreement, difference of opinion, dispute
    argument, debate, quarrel, wrangle, squabble, altercation, dispute, disputation, war of words, contretemps, misunderstanding
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    1. 1.1 Lack of consistency or correspondence.
      ‘disagreement between the results of the two assessments’
      • ‘The apparent disagreement between the result of Field and ours was solved by a model simulation.’
      • ‘Two assessors independently reviewed each trial, and disagreements were resolved by consensus.’
      • ‘There is a natural difference in emphasis but no underlying legal disagreement.’
      • ‘Data were independently abstracted by three of the authors and disagreements were resolved by consensus.’
      difference, dissimilarity, variation, variance, discrepancy, disparity, dissimilitude, unlikeness
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Pronunciation

disagreement

/ˌdɪsəˈɡrimənt//ˌdisəˈɡrēmənt/