dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict(noun)
a disagreement or argument about something important
"he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
coming into conflict with
challenge, dispute, gainsay(verb)
take exception to
"She challenged his claims"
quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate(verb)
have a disagreement over something
"We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.
Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
Contest; struggle; quarrel.
To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another.
They disputed my well-intended proposal.
To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
Some residents disputed the proposal, saying it was based more on emotion than fact.
To oppose by argument or assertion; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of.
to dispute assertions or arguments
To strive or contend about; to contest.
To struggle against; to resist.
Origin: From disputen, from desputer (French disputer), from disputare, from dis- + putare, related to purus. Compare compute, count, impute, repute, amputate, etc.
to contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle
to make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss
to oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of; as, to dispute assertions or arguments
to strive or contend about; to contest
to struggle against; to resist
verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate
contest; struggle; quarrel
Origin: [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer, disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis- + putare to clean; hence, fig., to clear up, set in order, reckon, think. See Putative, Pure.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-pūt′, v.t. to make a subject of argument: to contend for: to oppose by argument: to call in question.—v.i. to argue: to debate.—n. a contest with words: an argument: a debate: a quarrel.—adj. Dis′putable, that may be disputed: of doubtful certainty.—n. Dis′putableness.—adv. Dis′putably.—ns. Dis′putant, Disput′er; Disputā′tion, a contest in argument: an exercise in debate.—adjs. Disputā′tious, Disput′ative, inclined to dispute, cavil, or controvert.—adv. Disputā′tiously.—n. Disput[a]′tiousness.—Beyond, or Without, dispute, indubitably, certainly. [O. Fr. disputer—L. disputāre—dis, apart, and putāre, to think.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'dispute' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3264
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'dispute' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4674
Rank popularity for the word 'dispute' in Nouns Frequency: #1048
The numerical value of dispute in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of dispute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
In a philosophical dispute, he gains most who is defeated, since he learns most.
To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.
Objectively the tribunal has no jurisdiction over the dispute, negotiation has been agreed upon as the way to resolve the dispute.
Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God, and over these ideals they dispute, but they all worship money.
The partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, cares nothing about the rights of the question, but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions.
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- полемика, спорBulgarian
- Streit, DisputGerman
- διένεξη, αντιπαράθεση, διαμάχη, έριδαGreek
- disputo, kontraŭi, disputi, rezisti, diskutiEsperanto
- disputar, disputaSpanish
- kyseenalaistaa, vastustaa, kiistää, kiista, kiistellä, erimielisyys, väitellä, haastaaFinnish
- dispute, litigeFrench
- connsachadh, connsaich, connspaidScottish Gaelic
- disputa, bega, liteItalian
- 論争, 反対する, 反論する, 議論, 争う, 議論する, 抵抗する, 紛争Japanese
- wenewene, whakateteMāori
- argumentere, disputt, diskutere, uenighetNorwegian
- спор, полемика, диспутRussian
- tranh chấpVietnamese
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