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Synonyms for dispute
dɪˈspyutdis·pute

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. dispute

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

    Antonyms:
    waive, concede, allow, forego

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Words

  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. Kousha Berokim:

    The meeting was peaceful and held to develop a framework to resolve their dispute, there was certainly no indication of violence.

  2. Brandon Scott:

    We also have to continue to impress upon everyone… to really lift up how we can be better and how we can be a place where we don't continuously allow people that we know to be so weak that they will shoot six people, that they be so weak, they're afraid that their basic little conflict that could have bruised their ego for some petty dispute can end in the loss of life.

  3. Mallory Duncan:

    This is not just a business-to-business dispute, these fees drive up the price of retail merchandise, costing the average family hundreds of dollars a year.

  4. United States:

    The stakes are very, very high in terms of the overall trade dispute between the United States and China.

  5. Mercer County:

    The shooting appears to be related to several neighborhood gangs from here in the city of Trenton having a dispute at the venue.


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