[dis-uh-gree-muh nt]
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  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

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

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


  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

late 15c.; see dis- + agreement.

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