[dis-uh-gree-muh nt]


the act, state, or fact of disagreeing.
lack of agreement; diversity; unlikeness: a disagreement of colors.
difference of opinion; dissent.
quarrel; dissension; argument.

Origin of disagreement

1485–95; < Anglo-French, Middle French desagrement. See disagree, -ment
Related formsnon·dis·a·gree·ment, nounpre·dis·a·gree·ment, noun
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Historical Examples of disagreement

  • 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



refusal or failure to agree
a failure to correspond
an argument or dispute
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Word Origin and History for disagreement

late 15c.; see dis- + agreement.

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