to counterattack

to counterattack

/ˈkaʊntɝəˌtæk/
verb
to make an attack in response to someone else's attack

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counterattack

counterattack

/ˈkaʊntɝəˌtæk/
noun
an attack made in response to someone else's attack

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criticism

criticism

/ˈkɹɪtɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
remarks that express disapproval of someone or something based on their errors or flaws

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to criticize

to criticize

/ˈkɹɪtɪˌsaɪz/
verb
to point out the faults or weaknesses of someone or something

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to [cross] swords

to [cross] swords

/kɹˈɔs sˈoːɹdz/
phrase
to argue or have a disagreement with someone

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deadlock

deadlock

/ˈdɛdˌɫɑk/
noun
a situation in which the parties involved do not compromise and therefore are unable to reach an agreement

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deadlocked

deadlocked

/ˈdɛdˌɫɑkt/
adjective
(of disagreements, disputes, etc.) unable to be settled because the parties involved do not compromise

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debatable

debatable

/dəˈbeɪtəbəɫ/
adjective
unclear or uncertain because of the involvement of many different opinions

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debate

debate

/dəˈbeɪt/
noun
a discussion about a particular issue between two opposing sides, mainly held publicly

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to debate

to debate

/dəˈbeɪt/
verb
to formally discuss a matter

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to demur

to demur

/dɪˈmɝ/
verb
to express one's disagreement, refusal, or reluctance

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to dicker

to dicker

/ˈdɪkɝ/
verb
to argue with someone, particularly about the price of something

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to disagree

to disagree

/dɪsəˈɡɹi/
verb
to hold or give a different opinion about something

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disagreement

disagreement

/dɪsəˈɡɹimənt/
noun
an argument or a situation in which people have different opinions about something

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to disassociate

to disassociate

/ˌdɪsəˈsoʊsieɪt/, /ˌdɪsəˈsoʊʃieɪt/
verb
to make it known that one is not connected with or does not support or agree with someone or something; to declare that something does not have any connection with something else

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discord

discord

/ˈdɪskɔɹd/
noun
lack of agreement between people

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discordant

discordant

/dɪˈskɔɹdənt/
adjective
in disagreement

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disharmony

disharmony

/dɪsˈhɑɹməni/
noun
disagreement over important things that makes people become unfriendly toward one another

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disputable

disputable

/dɪˈspjutəbəɫ/
adjective
not been proven right or true and therefore open to argument

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disputation

disputation

/dɪˈspjuˈteɪʃən/
noun
discussion of a topic over which people disagree

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dispute

dispute

/dɪˈspjut/
noun
a strong disagreement, particularly one that lasts long

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to dispute

to dispute

/dɪˈspjut/
verb
to argue with someone, particularly over the ownership of something

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dissension

dissension

/dɪˈsɛnʃən/
noun
lack of agreement between people

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dissent

dissent

/dɪˈsɛnt/
noun
disagreement with what is officially or commonly accepted

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to dissent

to dissent

/dɪˈsɛnt/
verb
to give or have opinions that differ from those officially or commonly accepted

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dissenter

dissenter

/dɪˈsɛntɝ/
noun
someone who disagrees with a common belief or an official decision

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dissenting

dissenting

/dɪˈsɛnɪŋ/, /dɪˈsɛntɪŋ/
adjective
having or giving opinions that differ from those officially or commonly accepted

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dissidence

dissidence

/ˈdɪsədəns/
noun
strong disagreement with and criticism of the policies of one's government, particularly where there is punishment for this action

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dissident

dissident

/ˈdɪsədənt/
noun
someone who declares opposition to the government of one's country, knowing there is punishment for doing so

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dissident

dissident

/ˈdɪsədənt/
adjective
disagreeing with official policies or popular beliefs, particularly where there is punishment for this action

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to dissociate

to dissociate

/dɪˈsoʊsieɪt/
verb
to make it clear that one has no connection with or does not support or agree with someone or something; to state that something does not have any connection with something else

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dissociation

dissociation

/dɪˌsoʊsiˈeɪʃən/
noun
the action of displaying that one does not agree with something

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dissonance

dissonance

/ˈdɪsənəns/
noun
the state in which people or things are in disagreement

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dissonant

dissonant

/ˈdɪsənənt/
adjective
not harmonious

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to disunite

to disunite

/dɪsjuːnˈaɪt/
verb
to cause disagreement or separation between a group of people

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disunity

disunity

/dɪsˈjunəti/
noun
absence of agreement among a group of people

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to diverge

to diverge

/dɪˈvɝdʒ/
verb
(of views, opinions, etc.) to be different from each other

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divergence

divergence

/daɪˈvɝdʒəns/, /dɪˈvɝdʒəns/
noun
a difference in interests, views, opinions, etc.

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to divide

to divide

/dɪˈvaɪd/
verb
to cause disagreement among people

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to [divide] and [rule|conquer]

to [divide] and [rule|conquer]

/dɪvˈaɪd ænd ɹˈuːl kˈɑːnkɚ/
phrase
to not allow people become united and pose a threat to one by keeping them busy through causing disagreement and argument between them

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divided

divided

/dɪˈvaɪdɪd/
adjective
(of a society, organization, or group) separated by disagreement

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division

division

/dɪˈvɪʒən/
noun
disagreement among members of a group or society

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divisive

divisive

/dɪˈvaɪsɪv/
adjective
causing a split in people and resulting in their disagreement with each other

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divisively

divisively

/dɪvˈaɪsɪvli/
adverb
in a way that causes a split between people

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divisiveness

divisiveness

/dɪˈvaɪsɪvnəs/
noun
a split in people disagreeing or opposing one another

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