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Words Related to Agreement and Disagreement - Conflict and Opposition

Here you will learn some English words related to conflict and opposition such as "feud", "embroil", and "dustup".

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Words Related to Agreement and Disagreement
to do battle
[phrase]
to engage in a fight or argument
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to downvote
[verb]
to show one's disagreement or disapproval of an online post or comment by clicking on a specific icon
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downvote
[noun]
the action of showing one's disagreement or disapproval of an online post or comment by clicking on a specific icon
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to duke it out
[phrase]
to argue or fight until a disagreement is resolved
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dustup
[noun]
a quarrel or fight
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to egg
[verb]
to throw eggs at a person or thing, often to express contempt
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to embroil
[verb]
to involve someone in an argument, conflict, or complex situation
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exchange
[noun]
a brief conversation, often between two people who are in disagreement about something
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excuse me
[interjection]
said before one disagrees with someone in order to not be rude or offensive
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to expostulate
[verb]
to strongly argue, disapprove, or disagree with someone or something
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expostulation
[noun]
the action of strongly arguing, disapproving, or disagreeing with someone or something; a statement in which a person strongly argues, disapproves, or disagrees with something or someone
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face-off
[noun]
an argument or fight between people
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to face off
[verb]
to fight, argue, etc. with someone or to get ready for doing so
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faction
[noun]
arguments and disagreements between small groups of people within a political party or an organization
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falling out
[noun]
a situation in which people are no longer friendly with each other as a result of a disagreement or quarrel
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to fall out
[verb]
to no longer be friends with someone as a result of an argument
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far be it from me to
[phrase]
used to make it clear that one is about to criticize or disagree with someone but is unwilling to do so
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feud
[noun]
a heated argument that lasts for a long time
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to feud
[verb]
to have a lasting and heated argument with someone
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feuding
[noun]
sharp disagreements between people that last for a long time
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fight
[noun]
an argument over something
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to fight
[verb]
to take part in a violent physical action against someone
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to fight fire with fire
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to use methods or tactics similar to those of one's opponent in a fight or argument
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fighting
[noun]
involvement in a physical struggle against another person or group
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to fight out
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to fight until a result is achieved or an agreement is reached
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to fight one's own battles
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to fight for what one wants or win an argument without the help of someone else
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flap
[noun]
much public anger or discussion
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fracas
[noun]
a noisy fight or argument, which usually a lot of people take part in
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fray
[noun]
an intense argument, fight, or contest
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free-for-all
[noun]
a loud argument or fight that many people take part in
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frenemy
[noun]
a person who pretends to be a friend when in reality is one's rival or enemy
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friction
[noun]
absence of agreement or friendliness between people with different opinions
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gap
[noun]
a difference, particularly an unwanted one, causing separation between two people, situations, or opinions
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go-around
[noun]
an argument or disagreement
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to go (at it) hammer and tongs
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to engage in an activity, particularly an argument, in a forceful, energetic, or violent manner
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to go to the mat
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to support someone or something in an argument with another person
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gridlock
[noun]
(usually in politics) a situation in which no progress can be made because the people involved are unable to agree with one another
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to haggle
[verb]
to negotiate, typically over the price of goods or services
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to happen
[verb]
used to state that one disagrees with someone or is annoyed by what they have said
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to harrumph
[verb]
‌to express disapproval of something by making a noise in the throat
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hassle
[noun]
a dispute or disagreement between people
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to have
[verb]
to make someone be at a position of disadvantage in an argument
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to have a problem with sb/sth
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to not to be able to approve or accept someone or something
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to have words
[verb]
to argue with someone
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to have it out with sb
[phrase]
to talk to someone frankly in order to settle a dispute or argument
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have it your way
[sentence]
used to angrily state that despite one's disagreement with what someone has said, one will not argue about it
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