Meaning of “disagreement” in the English Dictionary

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"disagreement" in British English

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disagreementnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌdɪs.əˈɡriː.mənt/ us /ˌdɪs.əˈɡriː.mənt/

B2 an argument or a situation in which people do not have the same opinion:

We had a disagreement about/over the fee for the work.
Literary critics were in total disagreement (about the value of the book).

More examples

  • Their disagreement was due to a misunderstanding.
  • It's ridiculous - we have a tiny disagreement and you blow the whole thing out of proportion!
  • Peter's well-timed joke stopped the disagreement developing into something more serious.
  • Money is often a source of tension and disagreements in young married couples.
  • The split came after a series of disagreements between the singer and his song-writer.

(Definition of “disagreement” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disagreement" in American English

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disagreementnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌdɪs·əˈɡri·mənt/

a situation in which people have different opinions, or an inability to agree:

[ C ] The candidates had few disagreements about the major issues.

(Definition of “disagreement” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)