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disagreement

[dis-uh-gree-muh nt] /ˌdɪs əˈgri mənt/
noun
1.
the act, state, or fact of disagreeing.
2.
lack of agreement; diversity; unlikeness:
a disagreement of colors.
3.
difference of opinion; dissent.
4.
quarrel; dissension; argument.
Origin of disagreement
1485-1495
1485-95; < Anglo-French, Middle French desagrement. See disagree, -ment
Related forms
nondisagreement, noun
predisagreement, noun
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  • After all it might be nothing of vital importance, merely a girls' disagreement.

  • Bill grunted his disagreement with the diagnosis, and lapsed into silence.

    White Fang Jack London
  • Hermione remembered that, and realized that his silence had been caused by his disagreement.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • She remained silent regarding the disagreement which separated them.

    Doctor Pascal Emile Zola
  • He seemed to think you two had had some sort of quarrel—or disagreement, you know.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for disagreement

disagreement

/ˌdɪsəˈɡriːmənt/
noun
1.
refusal or failure to agree
2.
a failure to correspond
3.
an argument or dispute
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Word Origin and History for disagreement
n.

late 15c.; see dis- + agreement.

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