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Synonyms for dispute
dɪˈspyutdis·pute

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 4 votes

  1. dispute

    A feud is enmity between families, clans, or parties, with acts of hostility mutually retaliated and avenged; feud is rarely used of individuals, never of nations. While all the other words of the group may refer to that which is transient, a feud is long-enduring, and often hereditary. Dissension is used of a number of persons, of a party or other organization. Bitterness is in feeling only; enmity and hostility involve will and purpose to oppose or injure. A quarrel is in word or act, or both, and is commonly slight and transient, as we speak of childish quarrels; contention and strife may be in word or deed; contest ordinarily involves some form of action. Contest is often used in a good sense, contention and strife very rarely so. Controversy is commonly in words; strife extends from verbal controversy to the contests of armies. Affray, brawl, and broil, like quarrel, are words of inferior dignity. An affray or broil may arise at a street corner; the affray always involves physical force; the brawl or broil may be confined to violent language.

    Synonyms:
    affray, animosity, bitterness, brawl, broil, contention, contest, controversy, dissension, enmity, feud, fray, hostility, quarrel, strife

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. dispute

    Synonyms:
    argue, question, canvass, contest, contend, challenge, debate, controvert, controversy, difference, gainsay, impugn, quarrel, altercation

    Antonyms:
    waive, concede, allow, forego

Princeton's WordNet3.8 / 4 votes

  1. dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflictnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    divergence, struggle, battle, difference of opinion, conflict, fight, remainder, contravention, deviation, departure, engagement, difference

  2. dispute, contraventionverb

    coming into conflict with

    Synonyms:
    difference of opinion, conflict, difference, contravention

  3. challenge, dispute, gainsayverb

    take exception to

    "She challenged his claims"

    Synonyms:
    altercate, take exception, gainsay, challenge, quarrel, scrap, argufy

  4. quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercateverb

    have a disagreement over something

    "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"

    Synonyms:
    altercate, junk, gainsay, challenge, trash, quarrel, scrap, argufy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. disputenoun

    Synonyms:
    disputation, controversy, argument, debate, logomachy, squabble, contention, polemic

  2. disputeverb

    Synonyms:
    contend, argue, gainsay, controvert, altercate, wrangle, impugn, bicker, squabble, spar

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How to use dispute in a sentence?

  1. Bruno Le Maire:

    We will be ready to respond firmly with our European partners, a friendly resolution to the Boeing/Airbus dispute is the best solution, and all the more so given that Europe could impose sanctions on the United States next year.

  2. Leslie Rutledge:

    Appellees have had multiple opportunities to challenge their convictions, sentences, and – critically – their method of execution, their guilt is beyond dispute.

  3. Cardinal John Newman:

    Half the controversies in the world are verbal ones; and could they be brought to a plain issue they would be brought to a prompt termination. Parties engaged in them would then perceive either that in substance they agreed together, or that their difference was one of first principles. We need not dispute, we need not prove, we need but define. At all events, let us, if we can, do this first of all and then see who are left for us to dispute; what is left for us to prove.

  4. Charlotte Lam:

    We have had two months of political dispute, this is not a cyclical downturn. Moreover, this downturn is coming very quickly. Some people have described it as coming like a tsunami...the economic recovery will take a long time.

  5. Novo Nordisk:

    Novo Nordisk strongly disagrees and has asked the court to intervene to settle the dispute.


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