Definition of disagreement in English:



  • 1Lack of consensus or approval.

    ‘there was some disagreement about the details’
    ‘the meeting ended in disagreement’
    [count noun] ‘disagreements between parents and adolescents’
    • ‘There was a broad consensus on this, though there were some disagreements over the details.’
    • ‘However, disagreements within the party threaten to slow the pace of change.’
    • ‘Displaying the temporary disagreements to the public would hamper communication of the consensus.’
    • ‘And there were disagreements about fears associated with online interaction.’
    • ‘In any democracy, as in any blog, its helpful and fun to have disagreements.’
    • ‘Some of the most fundamental political disagreements and conflicts concern values.’
    • ‘In many parts of the globe disputes over history are often not arcane or academic disagreements.’
    • ‘Conciliation is a way of dealing with complaints that helps to avoid difficult disagreements.’
    • ‘It was clear that some of our players put petty disagreements above devotion to the cause and we all paid the penalty.’
    • ‘Children can also gain valuable skills by learning to cope with disagreements and disputes.’
    • ‘If all disagreements stem from a lack of understanding, does that mean one party is misunderstanding, or both?’
    • ‘But he stepped down last year after disagreements with the club president.’
    • ‘While the plan is likely to be approved, these disagreements do not bode well for the future.’
    • ‘When there were disagreements, the two sides were always able to compromise.’
    • ‘Arguments and disagreements between provinces were easily sorted out by the Council and the Shaman.’
    • ‘What we need now is more arguments, where disagreements are forced to the fore and their consequences spelt out.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘Universities are by nature institutions where such debate and disagreements must occur.’
    • ‘I hate arguments and disagreements although I love debates and discussions.’
    argument, debate, quarrel, wrangle, squabble, altercation, dispute, disputation, war of words, contretemps, misunderstanding
    dissent, lack of agreement, difference of opinion, dispute
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    1. 1.1Lack of consistency or correspondence.
      ‘disagreement between the results of the two assessments’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The apparent disagreement between the result of Field and ours was solved by a model simulation.’
      difference, dissimilarity, variation, variance, discrepancy, disparity, dissimilitude, unlikeness
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