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dispute

noun [C or U]     /dɪˈspjuːt/ /ˈdɪs.pjuːt/
C2 an argument or disagreement, especially an official one between, for example, workers and employers or two countries with a common border: a bitter/long-running dispute a border dispute a pay/legal/trade dispute They have been unable to settle/resolve the dispute over working conditions. The unions are in dispute with management over pay.Arguments and disagreements beyond (all) dispute C2 certainly: He is beyond all dispute the finest actor in Hollywood today.CertaintyConfidence and self-assurance in dispute being doubted: I don't think her ability is in dispute, what I question is her attitude.Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosity open to dispute not certain: He says it's the best musical equipment you can buy, but I think that's open to dispute.UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
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