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A quarrel
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  1. A quarrel
  2. A verbal controversy; a debate.
  3. A disputing; argument; debate
Contention or competition between rivals.
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  1. Contention or competition between rivals.
  2. A conflict or quarrel:
  3. The act or state of fighting or quarreling, esp. bitterly; struggle; conflict
A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
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  1. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
  2. A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
  3. The act of contending; strife, struggle, controversy, dispute, quarrel, etc.
Difference of opinion; disagreement.
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  1. Difference of opinion; disagreement.
  2. A difference of opinion; disagreement or, esp., discord as expressed in intense quarreling or wrangling, as within a group [dissension among party members]: often in dissension in the ranks, dissatisfaction with those in authority
(Biol.) A major category in the classification of living organisms, esp. plants, ranking above a class and below a kingdom: it can include one class or many similar classes: the Latinized division names are capitalized but not italicized (Ex.: Pinophyta, gymnosperms)
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  1. (Biol.) A major category in the classification of living organisms, esp. plants, ranking above a class and below a kingdom: it can include one class or many similar classes: the Latinized division names are capitalized but not italicized (Ex.: Pinophyta, gymnosperms)
  2. The proportional distribution of a quantity or entity:
  3. (Biology) Cell division.
Failure to agree; difference; incongruity; discrepancy
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  1. Failure to agree; difference; incongruity; discrepancy
  2. A quarrel.
  3. A quarrel or dispute
Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
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  1. Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
  2. Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.
  3. A force on objects or substances in contact with each other that resists motion of the objects or substances relative to each other. &diamf3; Static friction arises between two objects that are not in motion with respect to each other, as for example between a cement block and a wooden floor. It increases to counterbalance forces that would move the objects, up to a certain maximum level of force, at which point the objects will begin moving. It is measured as the maximum force the bodies will sustain before motion occurs. &diamf3; Kinetic friction arises between bodies that are in motion with respect to each other, as for example the force that works against sliding a cement block along a wooden floor. Between two hard surfaces, the kinetic friction is usually somewhat lower than the static friction, meaning that more force is required to set the objects in motion than to keep them in motion.
Bitter hostility or open enmity; active hatred.
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  1. Bitter hostility or open enmity; active hatred.
  2. A feeling of strong dislike or hatred; ill will; hostility
  3. A hostile feeling or act.
Any of various international technical standards, as for electronic equipment or photographic film, set by the German association Deutsches Institut für Normung
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  1. Any of various international technical standards, as for electronic equipment or photographic film, set by the German association Deutsches Institut für Normung
  2. A jumble of loud, usually discordant sounds.
  3. A loud, continuous noise; confused clamor or uproar
(Countable) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
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  1. (Countable) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
  2. A light bat for tennis, badminton, etc., with a network of catgut, silk, nylon, etc., in an oval or round frame attached to a handle
  3. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to allow walking on marshy or soft ground.
An inharmonious sound or combination of sounds; discord
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  1. An inharmonious sound or combination of sounds; discord
  2. Lack of agreement, consistency, or harmony; conflict:
  3. (Music) A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.
Something not in accord; a conflict.
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  1. Something not in accord; a conflict.
  2. Lack of harmony; discord.
  3. A combination of sounds considered dissonant or unpleasant.
A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
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  1. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
  2. A sharp disagreement; conflict
  3. A violent conflict or confrontation.
Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
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  1. Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
  2. A fight or struggle, esp. a protracted one; war
  3. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
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  1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
  2. A conflict involving armed forces:
  3. A focused comparison:
A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
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  1. A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
  2. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
  3. The act of contending; strife, struggle, controversy, dispute, quarrel, etc.
(Mathematics) The amount by which one quantity is greater or less than another.
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  1. (Mathematics) The amount by which one quantity is greater or less than another.
  2. A significant effect on or change in a situation
  3. An instance of disparity or unlikeness:
A disagreement or dispute:
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  1. A disagreement or dispute:
  2. The condition or quality of being difficult:
  3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
  1. Disharmony.
  2. The absence or reverse of accord.
  3. Lack of accord; discord; disagreement
(Music) Lack of harmony; dissonance.
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  1. (Music) Lack of harmony; dissonance.
  2. The state or an instance of disagreement; discord.
  3. (Genetics) The presence of a given trait in only one member of a pair of identical twins.
Difference of opinion; disagreement.
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  1. Difference of opinion; disagreement.
  2. A difference of opinion; disagreement or, esp., discord as expressed in intense quarreling or wrangling, as within a group [dissension among party members]: often in dissension in the ranks, dissatisfaction with those in authority
(Law) A judicial opinion reaching a conclusion contrary to that reached by the majority of judges deciding a case; a minority opinion.
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  1. (Law) A judicial opinion reaching a conclusion contrary to that reached by the majority of judges deciding a case; a minority opinion.
  2. The rendering of a minority opinion in the decision of a law case
  3. Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy. Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy.
Disagreement, as of opinion or belief; dissent.
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  1. Disagreement, as of opinion or belief; dissent.
  2. Disagreement; dissent
  3. The state of being dissident; dissent
(Music) A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.
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  1. (Music) A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.
  2. A state of disagreement or conflict
  3. Lack of agreement, consistency, or harmony; conflict:
Partisan conflict within an organization or a country; dissension
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  1. Partisan conflict within an organization or a country; dissension
  2. A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
  3. A group of people inside a political party, club, government, etc. working in a common cause against other such groups or against the main body
Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
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  1. Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
  2. Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.
  3. A force on objects or substances in contact with each other that resists motion of the objects or substances relative to each other. &diamf3; Static friction arises between two objects that are not in motion with respect to each other, as for example between a cement block and a wooden floor. It increases to counterbalance forces that would move the objects, up to a certain maximum level of force, at which point the objects will begin moving. It is measured as the maximum force the bodies will sustain before motion occurs. &diamf3; Kinetic friction arises between bodies that are in motion with respect to each other, as for example the force that works against sliding a cement block along a wooden floor. Between two hard surfaces, the kinetic friction is usually somewhat lower than the static friction, meaning that more force is required to set the objects in motion than to keep them in motion.
An instance of such discord.
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  1. An instance of such discord.
  2. Lack of harmony; discord; conflict
The offense of attempting to produce such a breach.
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  1. The offense of attempting to produce such a breach.
  2. Any of the sects, parties, etc. formed by such a split
  3. A formal breach of union within a religious body, especially a Christian church.
Contention or competition between rivals.
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  1. Contention or competition between rivals.
  2. The act or state of fighting or quarreling, esp. bitterly; struggle; conflict
  3. A conflict or quarrel:
An exception to the application of a usual rule, granted by an authority on the basis of hardship or practicality:
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  1. An exception to the application of a usual rule, granted by an authority on the basis of hardship or practicality:
  2. A difference between what is expected and what happens
  3. Degree of change or difference; divergence; discrepancy
The period of such conflict.
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  1. The period of such conflict.
  2. Open armed conflict between countries or between factions within the same country
  3. A condition of active antagonism or contention:
Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
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  1. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
  2. Conflict or struggle of any kind
  3. The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
To meet in violent conflict:
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  1. To meet in violent conflict:
  2. To come into conflict; disagree sharply
  3. To collide or strike together with a loud, harsh, metallic noise
(Obs.) To fight; battle; contend
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  1. (Obs.) To fight; battle; contend
  2. To be antagonistic, incompatible, or contradictory; be in opposition; clash
  3. To be in or come into opposition; differ.
To assert to be untrue, often by saying the opposite:
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  1. To assert to be untrue, often by saying the opposite:
  2. To assert the opposite of a statement or idea put forward by (someone).
  3. To be contrary or opposed to; go against
To disagree.
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  1. To disagree.
  2. To refuse to agree; disagree
  3. (Intransitive) To fail to be in accord.
To clash, disagree, or quarrel sharply
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  1. To clash, disagree, or quarrel sharply
  2. To have a harsh, irritating effect (on one)
  3. To shock or surprise.
To be of opposite or unlike opinions; disagree
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  1. To be of opposite or unlike opinions; disagree
  2. To be dissimilar or unlike in nature, quality, amount, or form:
  3. To be of a different opinion; disagree:
To disagree.
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  1. To disagree.
  2. To refuse to agree; disagree
  3. (Intransitive) To fail to be in accord.
To cause adverse effects:
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  1. To cause adverse effects:
  2. To differ in opinion; often, specif., to quarrel or dispute
  3. To fail to agree; be different; differ
(Law) To reach a conclusion contrary to the majority of the judges deciding a case; render a minority opinion.
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  1. (Law) To reach a conclusion contrary to the majority of the judges deciding a case; render a minority opinion.
  2. (Now Rare) To differ with another's opinion; disagree
  3. To have or express an opinion different from a prevailing or official position; disagree.
To undergo change in any way; become different
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  1. To undergo change in any way; become different
  2. To have a range of different qualities or amounts:
  3. To deviate from a standard or expectation:

Synonym Study

  • Dissension implies difference of opinion, usually suggesting contention between opposing groups in a body
  • Contention suggests verbal strife as expressed in argument, controversy, dispute, etc.
  • Strife stresses the struggle to win in a conflict or disagreement
  • Discord denotes disagreement or lack of concord and may imply quarreling between persons, clashing qualities in things, dissonance in sound, etc.
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