1. [ noun ] a disagreement or argument about something important
Synonyms: difference_of_opinion difference conflict

"he had a dispute with his wife" "there were irreconcilable differences" "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"

Related terms: disagreement fight controversy quarrel collision disagree
2. [ verb ] take exception to
Synonyms: challenge gainsay

"She challenged his claims"

Related terms: contest call call challenge question
3. [ verb ] have a disagreement over something
Synonyms: quarrel scrap altercate argufy

"We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America" "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"

Related terms: argue brawl fall_out polemize spat fight controversy debate quarrel quarreler
4. [ noun ] coming into conflict with
Synonyms: contravention
Related terms: resistance conflict
Similar spelling:   disputed