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contravention, dispute
n. coming into conflict with
difference of opinion, conflict, difference, dispute
n. 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"
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altercate, argufy, scrap, dispute, quarrel
v. have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
gainsay, dispute, challenge
v. take exception to; "She challenged his claims"
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engagement, fight, conflict, battle
n. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
battle, struggle, conflict
n. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
battle, struggle, conflict
n. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
strife
n. bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
rivalry, contention, competition
n. the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
contest
n. a struggle between rivals
public violence, riot
n. a public act of violence by an unruly mob
fight
n. an intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
scuffle, scramble
n. an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
causa, cause, case, suit, lawsuit
n. a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord"
feud
n. a bitter quarrel between two parties
discourse, treatment, discussion
n. an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
mistaking, misunderstanding, misinterpretation
n. putting the wrong interpretation on; "his misinterpretation of the question caused his error"; "there was no mistaking her meaning"
polemic
n. a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
affray, fracas, altercation
n. noisy quarrel
fuss, pettifoggery, squabble, tiff, spat, bickering, bicker
n. a quarrel about petty points
engagement, troth, betrothal
n. a mutual promise to marry
public debate, disputation, debate
n. the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
confute, disprove
v. prove to be false; "The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"
impute
v. attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source; "The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness"
oppose
v. be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"
take issue, dissent, differ, disagree
v. be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"
clash
v. disagree violently; "We clashed over the new farm policies"
deny
v. refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus"
contravene, negate, contradict
v. deny the truth of
impugn
v. attack as false or wrong
suspect, distrust, doubt
v. suspect to be false
contend, vie, compete
v. compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
combat, battle
v. battle or contend against in or as if in a battle; "The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq"; "We must combat the prejudices against other races"; "they battled over the budget"
antagonise, counteract, antagonize
v. act in opposition to
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