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Definition of dispute:

  1. Contest; struggle; quarrel.
  2. To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.
  3. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
  4. To oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of; as, to dispute assertions or arguments.
  5. To strive or contend about; to contest.
  6. To struggle against; to resist.
  7. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.

Synonyms:

quarrel, trash, broil, fuss, squabble, animosity, fireworks, argufy, difference, tangle, contest, take exception, words, difficulty, traverse, brouhaha, buck, words, slanging match, moot, scrap, battle, deviation, bitterness, row, altercate, support, spat, polemic, fray, rumpus, divergence, strife, difference of opinion, verbal contention, flare-up, hostility, quibble, conflict, altercation, falling-out, spat, war of words, enmity, rhubarb, affirm, disturbance, run-in, tiff, departure, disputation, challenge, remainder, discussion, set-to, squabble, variance, commotion, contravention, feud, affray, squall, misunderstanding, word, altercation, polemic, gainsay, fracas, bickering, tiff, junk, uproar.

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