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Words Related to Agreement and Disagreement - Disagreement and Contrast

Here you will learn some English words related to disagreement and contrast such as "lock horns", "oppose", and "hostile".

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Words Related to Agreement and Disagreement
head-to-head
[adjective]
involving direct confrontation between two sides
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heretical
[adjective]
opposite to what is widely accepted
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heterodox
[adjective]
not in agreement with generally approved principles, opinions, or beliefs
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heterodoxy
[noun]
the practice of holding and expressing beliefs that differ from established or conventional norms
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hostile
[adjective]
unfriendly or aggressive toward others
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hostility
[noun]
behavior or feelings that are aggressive or unfriendly
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hot button
[noun]
a matter or problem about which people argue a lot and have strong feelings
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I beg to differ
[sentence]
used to politely express disagreement with what has just been stated
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ill feelings
[noun]
feeling of anger between people, particularly because of an argument
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impasse
[noun]
a difficult situation where progress is not possible because the people involved are unable to come to an agreement
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incident
[noun]
a strong disagreement or conflict between two countries that often involves military action
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infighting
[noun]
arguments or unfriendly competition between members of a group
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in opposition to sb/sth
[preposition]
strongly against someone or something
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in the wrong
[phrase]
deserving blame for a mistake, argument, accident, etc.
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irreconcilable
[adjective]
(of ideas, positions, etc.) extremely different in a way that reaching an agreement is impossible
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issue
[noun]
an important matter about which people argue or talk
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to joust
[verb]
to argue with another person, particularly in a formal occasion such as a debate
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to lock horns
[phrase]
to become involved in an argument or fight with someone
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to look for trouble
[phrase]
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 mano
[adverb]
‌with only two sides confronting one another
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mano-a-mano
[noun]
a contest or fight between two sides
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minority report
[noun]
a report presented by members of a group who do not agree with the majority
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misunderstanding
[noun]
a minor disagreement
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to mix it up
[phrase]
to start a fight or argument with someone
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moot point
[noun]
a subject about which there are different opinions or disagreements
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monkey in the middle
[phrase]
a person who is in the middle of two fighting or arguing sides
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negation
[noun]
the act of expressing disagreement or contradiction through speech
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negative
[adjective]
indicating or implying refusal, denial, disagreement, or omission
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to negative
[verb]
to refuse to accept a request or proposal
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to niggle
[verb]
to argue over an unimportant thing or criticize someone for it
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no
[interjection]
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 feelings
[phrase]
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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not likely
[interjection]
used to express strong disagreement with a suggestion or statement
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to object
[verb]
to express disapproval of something
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OK
[interjection]
said to stop people from criticizing or arguing with one
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opponent
[noun]
someone who disagrees with a system, plan, etc. and intends to put an end to it or change it
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to oppose
[verb]
to strongly disagree with a policy, plan, idea, etc. and try to put an end to it
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opposed
[adjective]
trying to stop something because one strongly disagrees with it
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opposition
[noun]
sharp disagreement with a system, law, plan, etc.
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oppositional
[adjective]
expressing strong disagreement
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on a collision course
[phrase]
in a situation that is likely to cause a disagreement or fight
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out of hand
[phrase]
without consideration and hesitation
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out of sympathy with
[phrase]
in disagreement with
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out of sync
[phrase]
in disagreement; not working well with
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