Definition of disagreement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈɡriːmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈɡriːmənt//
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  1. 1  [uncountable, countable] a situation where people have different opinions about something and often argue disagreement (about/on/over/as to something) Disagreement arose about exactly how to plan the show. disagreement on the method to be used There's no room for disagreement on this point. There is considerable disagreement over the safety of the treatment. We are in total disagreement as to how to proceed. disagreement (between A and B) It was a source of disagreement between the two states. disagreement (among…) There is disagreement among archaeologists as to the age of the sculpture. disagreement (with somebody) They have had several disagreements with their neighbours. opposite agreement
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] disagreement between A and B a difference between two things that should be the same The comparison shows considerable disagreement between theory and practice.
  3. Extra examples Another point of disagreement was over privacy issues. Disagreement exists over the pattern of demand for coal. Great care is taken to avoid overt disagreements within the group. He had a disagreement with his girlfriend. He shook his head in disagreement. Honest disagreement is often a healthy thing. How is a basic disagreement of this nature to be resolved? I would like to note my respectful disagreement with this sentiment. I’m sure you have principled disagreements with several of Dean’s positions. Money was a constant source of disagreement. She expressed disagreement with the government’s policy. The things she said were always in disagreement, with the teacher or another member of the class. There are legitimate disagreements about the best way to help the poor. There are several areas of disagreement between the two governments. There is considerable disagreement among archaeologists as to the age of the sculpture. There is fundamental disagreement on these matters. There is plenty of room for disagreement in this controversial area. There is wide disagreement on this issue. These exchanges reflected fundamental disagreements about methods and goals. They had a disagreement about the best way to get to Manchester. They had a major disagreement over who should clean the car. They were in disagreement about the move to Cambridge. This view is subjective and therefore open to disagreement. a disagreement centring on the link between crime and unemployment a forum for both sides to address their disagreements over the issues a serious disagreement between the two experts internal disagreements within the party the incessant public disagreements among the commissioners the inevitable disagreements over what tactics they should use There is no room for disagreement on this point.
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