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
I'm not here to dispute the judgment.
I don't dispute that valuations are very rich.
This was just a (dispute between) individuals.
All of life is a dispute over taste and tasting.
Even the number of people beheaded is still in dispute.
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Translations for dispute
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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