Words Related to Agreement and Disagreement

Words Related to Agreement and Disagreement - Disagreement and Opposition 1

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Here you will learn some English words related to disagreement and opposition, such as "battle", "athwart", and "anti".
adversary
adversarynoun

a person that one is opposed to and fights or competes with

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againstpreposition

in opposition to someone or something

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all hell [break] (loose|out)phrase

used when a situation suddenly becomes very intense or chaotic

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altercationnoun

a noisy dispute

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antipreposition

against; in disagreement with

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to argue
to argueverb

to speak to someone often angrily because one disagrees with them

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argument
argumentnoun

a discussion, typically a serious one, between two or more people with different views

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to argue withverb

to deny a statement

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argumentative
argumentativeadjective

(of a person) ready to argue and often arguing

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as a matter of factadverb

said to disagree with what someone just said

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athwartpreposition

opposite to; against

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at loggerheadsphrase

in serious disagreement

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at odds with {sth}phrase

disagreeing with someone over something

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bad feelingsnoun

feeling of anger between people, particularly because of an argument

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to [bang] {one's} heads togetherphrase

to forcefully make people stop arguing and start behaving appropriately

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battlenoun

a situation in which opposing sides argue or compete with one another to achieve something

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battlegroundnoun

a subject of dispute; a situation in which people disagree

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to [beard] the lion in (his|her) denphrase

to visit a person of authority and demand things of them or tell them that one disagrees with them

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at each other’s throatsphrase

used when two or more people, groups, or organizations fight or disagree with one another

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bellicoseadjective

displaying a willingness to start an argument, fight, or war

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bellicositynoun

the desire to start an argument, fight, or war

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to bicker
to bickerverb

to argue over unimportant things

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bickeringnoun

argument over unimportant things

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to [bite|hold] {one's} (tongue|lip)phrase

to not say something, against one's wish, in order to avoid causing an argument or upsetting someone

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bone of contentionphrase

a subject over which people disagree

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butconjunction

said to introduce a statement that displays one's surprise, anger, or disagreement

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to carry onverb

to keep arguing or complaining in a way that is annoying

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challengingadjective

causing disagreement or competition

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clashnoun

a serious argument between two sides caused by their different views and beliefs

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to clashverb

to strongly and publicly argue or disagree with someone

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to collideverb

(of people, their opinions, ideas, etc.) to seriously disagree

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collisionnoun

a serious disagreement between people, ideas, opinions, etc.

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combativeadjective

eager and ready to start an argument or fight

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come off itsentence

used to tell someone that they should stop saying or doing a particular thing

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to [come] out on topphrase

to win an argument or other competitive situation

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conflict
conflictnoun

a strong disagreement, usually a prolonged one

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to conflictverb

(of two ideas, opinions, etc.) to oppose each other

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to confront
to confrontverb

to face someone, particularly in a way that is unfriendly or threatening

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confrontationnoun

a situation of hostility or strong disagreement between two opposing individuals, parties, or groups

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confrontationaladjective

likely to cause arguments because of being aggressive

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contentionnoun

strong disagreement

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contentiousadjective

*** someone who is contentious often argues with people

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to contradictverb

to disagree with someone, particularly by asserting the opposite of their statement

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contrariannoun

someone who acts against popular opinion, particularly in investment markets

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contretempsnoun

a slight disagreement or an unpleasant event that causes embarrassment

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controversialadjective

causing a lot of strong public disagreement or discussion

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controversiallyadverb

in a way that causes strong public disagreement

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controversynoun

a strong disagreement or argument over something that involves many people

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to [ask] for troublephrase

to do something that is very likely to result in trouble or difficulty

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on a collision coursephrase

in a situation that is likely to cause a disagreement or fight

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