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[dis-uh-gree-muh nt] /ˌdɪs əˈgri mənt/
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 forms
nondisagreement, noun
predisagreement, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for disagreement
  • And those generalizations are themselves linked into a system of difference and disagreement.
  • But, even in private, neither side admits to any serious disagreement beyond the border dispute.
  • Your latest post reveals our underlying difference of opinion that is causing our disagreement.
  • But over the years there has been much disagreement over which comes first, the resource or the visitor.
  • Ask students to think about a time when they had a disagreement with a friend or a family member.
  • Ask students to brainstorm alternatives to fighting when countries are in disagreement over who should control which territories.
  • As to his parents also, there is on all hands great disagreement.
  • The disagreement is typical of the fast-moving field.
  • The disagreement is over whether this change is significant to be worthwhile, and whether the change is always for the better.
  • As his interesting essay reveals, etymology is not the only thing about chowder about which there is disagreement.
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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