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dis•a•gree•ment(ˌdɪs əˈgri mənt)
Disagreementof statesmen: statesmen collectivley—Lipton, 1970.
- About as far apart as an atheist and a born-again Christian —Anon
- Acquiesced like an old man acquiescing in death —Wilfrid Sheed
- (Nobody can be as) agreeable as an uninvited guest —Frank McKinney
Humorists like McKinney are notable phrase converters. This simile may be a case in point, evolving from William Wordsworth’s sonnet To a Snowdrop which describes a flower bending its forehead “As if fearful to offend, like an unbidden guest.”
See Also: BEHAVIOR
- Agree like a finger and a thumb —Anon
- Agree like two cats in a gutter —John Heywood’s Proverbs
- Agree like cats and dogs —John Ray’s Proverbs
This sarcastic twist to the more commonly used “Fight like cats and dogs” dates back to the nineteenth century.
- Agree like pickpockets in a fair —John Ray’s Proverbs
- Agree like the clocks of London —Richard Brinsley Sheridan
- As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindle strife —The Holy Bible/Proverbs
- As far apart as the atheists who claim there is no soul, and the Christian Scientists who declare there is no body —Anon
- Co-operate about as much as two tomcats on a fence —Raymond Chandler
- Far apart as the poles —Anon
- Flock together in consent, like so many wild geese —William Shakespeare
- Like the course of the heavenly bodies, harmony in national life is a resultant of the struggle between contending forces —Judge Louis D. Brandeis
- Sentiments as equal as if weighed on a golden scale —Janet Flanner
- We are made for cooperation, like feet, like hands, like eyelids, like the row of the upper and lower teeth. To act against one another is contrary to nature —Marcus Aurelius
|Noun||1.||disagreement - a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters|
conflict - a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties"
disunity - lack of unity (usually resulting from dissension)
divide - a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
|2.||disagreement - a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion"|
difference - the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock"
|3.||disagreement - the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing|
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
dissidence - disagreement; especially disagreement with the government
dissent - a difference of opinion
nonconformity - lack of harmony or correspondence
difference of opinion, dispute, difference, conflict - a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
agreement - the verbal act of agreeing
argument accord, agreement, unity, consensus, unison, assent
disagreement with sth → désaccord avec qch
disagreement over sth → désaccord quant à qch
to be in disagreement → être en désaccord
to be in disagreement with sb → être en désaccord avec qn
to be in disagreement over sth → être en désaccord quant à qch