Words Related to Agreement and Disagreement

Words Related to Agreement and Disagreement - Disagreement and Opposition 4

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Here you will learn some English words related to disagreement and opposition, such as "joust", "incident", and "hostile".
head-to-headadjective

involving direct confrontation between two sides

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hereticaladjective

opposite to what is widely accepted

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heterodoxadjective

not in agreement with generally approved principles, opinions, or beliefs

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heterodoxynoun

the state of acting contrary to generally accepted standards or beliefs

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to [stand|hold] {one's} groundphrase

to keep defending one's plans or opinions despite facing opposition

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hostile
hostileadjective

unfriendly or aggressive toward others

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hostilitynoun

behavior or feelings that are aggressive or unfriendly

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hot buttonnoun

a matter or problem about which people argue a lot and have strong feelings

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[beg] to (differ|disagree)sentence

to politely express disagreement with what has just been stated

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ill feelingsnoun

feeling of anger between people, particularly because of an argument

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impassenoun

a difficult situation where progress is not possible because the people involved are unable to come to an agreement

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incidentnoun

a strong disagreement between two countries that often involves military action

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infightingnoun

arguments or unfriendly competition between members of a group

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in opposition to {sb/sth}phrase

strongly against someone or something

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in the wrong
in the wrongphrase

deserving blame for a mistake, argument, accident, etc.

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irreconcilableadjective

(of ideas, positions, etc.) extremely different in a way that reaching an agreement is impossible

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issuenoun

an important matter about which people argue or talk

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to joustverb

to argue with another person, particularly in a formal occasion such as a debate

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to lockverb

to get stuck in an argument or difficult situation

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to [lock] hornsphrase

to become involved in an argument or fight with someone

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to look for troublephrase

to act or behave in a way that is likely to cause a problem, fight, or argument

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to [make] mincemeat (out|) of {sb/sth}phrase

to completely defeat or win against someone or something in a convincing and overwhelming manner, whether it be in a competition, argument, game, or other activity

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mano a manoadverb

‌with only two sides confronting one another

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mano-a-manonoun

a contest or fight between two sides

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minority reportnoun

a report presented by members of a group who do not agree with the majority

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misunderstandingnoun

a minor disagreement

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to mix it upphrase

to start a fight or argument with someone

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moot pointnoun

a subject about which there are different opinions or disagreements

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monkey in the middlephrase

a person who is in the middle of two fighting or arguing sides

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{one's} way or the highwaysentence

used to say that someone has two options, either accept what has been said or leave it be

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negationnoun

disagreement with someone or something; refusal to do something

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negative
negativeadjective

indicating or implying refusal, denial, disagreement, or omission

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to negativeverb

to refuse to accept a request or proposal

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to niggleverb

to argue over an unimportant thing or criticize someone for it

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no
nointerjection

used to give an answer to a question showing that we do not agree or it is not true

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no hard feelingsphrase

used to tell a person that one does not want any resentment to remain between them after arguing with them or defeating them in a contest

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to [be] {not} having any (of it|of that|)phrase

to be completely unwilling to do something

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not likelyinterjection

used to express strong disagreement with a suggestion or statement

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to objectverb

to express opposition, disagreement, or disapproval

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OK
OKinterjection

said to stop people from criticizing or arguing with one

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opponentnoun

someone who disagrees with a system, plan, etc. and intends to put an end to it or change it

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to opposeverb

to strongly disagree with a policy, plan, idea, etc. and try to put an end to it

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opposedadjective

trying to stop something because one strongly disagrees with it

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oppositionnoun

sharp disagreement with a system, law, plan, etc.

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oppositionaladjective

expressing strong disagreement

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out of handphrase

without consideration and hesitation

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out of sympathy withphrase

in disagreement with

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out of syncphrase

in disagreement; not working well with

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