Synonyms of dispute in English:

dispute


See definition of dispute

noun

1‘the extent of the king's powers was the subject of constant dispute’

SYNONYMS

debate, discussion, discourse, disputation, argument, controversy, contention, disagreement, altercation, falling-out, quarrelling, variance, dissension, conflict, friction, strife, discord, antagonism

rare velitation, contestation

ANTONYMS

agreement

2‘the police were called to resolve their dispute’

SYNONYMS

quarrel, argument, altercation, squabble, falling-out, shouting match, disagreement, difference of opinion, clash, wrangle, feud, fight, fracas, brawl

Irish Australian North American donnybrook

informal tiff, spat, scrap, run-in

British informal row, barney, slanging match, ding-dong, bust-up

British informal afters

Scottish informal rammy

North American informal rhubarb

archaic broil, miff

ANTONYMS

agreement


verb

1‘George visited him and disputed with him’

SYNONYMS

debate, discuss, exchange views

quarrel, argue, disagree, have a disagreement, have an altercation, clash, wrangle, bicker, squabble, bandy words, cross swords, lock horns

informal fall out, have words, argufy, scrap, have a tiff, have a spat

archaic altercate

2‘there might be good reason to dispute his proposals’

SYNONYMS

challenge, contest, deny, doubt, question, call into question, impugn, quibble over, contradict, argue about, object to, oppose, disagree with, take issue with, protest against

formal gainsay

rare controvert

ANTONYMS

accept, agree with