Definition of disagreement in English:



  • 1Lack of consensus or approval.

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