Meaning of “I beg to differ/disagree” in the English Dictionary

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"I beg to differ/disagree" in British English

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I beg to differ/disagree

a way of saying "I do not agree" that is polite, but may sound unfriendly

(Definition of “I beg to differ/disagree” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)