disagree

Definitions

  • November is the most disagreeable month in the year
    November is the most disagreeable month in the year
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disagree be of different opinions "I beg to differ!","She disagrees with her husband on many questions"
    • v disagree be different from one another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: DaVinci wrote notebook entries in mirror (backwards) script, a trick that kept many of his observations from being widely known until decades after his death. It is believed that he was hiding his scientific ideas from the powerful Roman Catholic Church, whose teachings sometimes disagreed with what Leonardo observed.
    • Disagree To be unsuited; to have unfitness; as, medicine sometimes disagrees with the patient; food often disagrees with the stomach or the taste.
    • Disagree To differ in opinion; to hold discordant views; to be at controversy; to quarrel. "Who shall decide, when doctors disagree ?"
    • Disagree To fail to accord; not to agree; to lack harmony; to differ; to be unlike; to be at variance. "They reject the plainest sense of Scripture, because it seems to disagree with what they call reason."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disagree To differ; be not the same or alike; be variant; not to accord or harmonize: as, two ideas or two statements disagree when they are not substantially identical, or when they are not exactly alike; the witnesses disagree.
    • disagree To differ in opinion; be at variance; express contrary views: as, the best judges sometimes disagree.
    • disagree To be in a state of discord or altercation; wrangle; quarrel.
    • disagree To conflict in action or effect; be incompatible or unsuitable: as, food that disagrees with the stomach. Synonyms To vary (from).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Disagree dis-a-grē′ to differ or be at variance: to dissent: to quarrel: to prove unsuitable or a source of annoyance, as of food disagreeing with the stomach
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Quotations

  • Frank Moore Colby
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    “I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.”
  • John Keats
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    “The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A gentleman is a man who can disagree without being disagreeable.”
  • Phaedrus
    Phaedrus
    “The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.”
  • Darryl F. Zanuck
    Darryl F. Zanuck
    “If two men on a job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “Count on it, if a person talks of their misfortune, there is something in it that is not disagreeable to them.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. dis-, + agree,: cf. F. désagréer, to displease

Usage

In literature:

This was disagreeable; but the Earl was a man of the world, and a sanguine man withal.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
It was, in fact, not so very disagreeable after all.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
I'm a sour, disagreeable old thing.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
There was no work, however hard and disagreeable, that he would not undertake.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
The shrubbery pricked him like barbed wire and a scratch along his cheek bled most disagreeably.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
Boats were procured, and the drenched pickets were removed from their disagreeable positions.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
Pardon me for disagreeing.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
Considering that they disagreed about almost everything, it was odd what friends he and she were!
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Is this marriage at all disagreeable to him, on account of his intimacy with this foreign woman?
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
He came here without an invitation, and made himself very disagreeable to you.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
But it was a most disagreeable day and the prelude to a more disagreeable night.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
On that disagreeable matter of the bills little or nothing was said to her.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
He was a man who by rule believed the worst: the disagreeable, incredulous smile came back.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873" by Various
And this gives the Disagreeable Girl her opportunity.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Its unexpected, unladylike harshness fell on his trained ear with the disagreeable effect of a false note.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
I do not believe that she could do anything disagreeable or unkind.
"A True Friend" by Adeline Sergeant
Science, which never finds occasion to disagree with that Lawgiver of Nazareth, here makes His words her own.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
Who ever read it, that did not think the Palace of Truth the most disagreeable place in the world?
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
This has been a disagreeable day, cold and a contrary wind; all the crew seemed to be getting out of spirits.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
I'm sick of that other disagreeable woman.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

The law and gospel disagree,
Like Hagar, Sarah, bond and free:
The former's Hagar's servitude,
The latter Sarah's happy brood.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
My dear and I, we disagreed
When we had been much time together.
For when will lovers learn to sail
From sailing always in good weather?
"Overtures" by John Crowe Ransom
I would not waken you: nay! this is fitter;
Death and the darkness give you unto me;
Here we who loved so, were so cold and bitter,
Hardly can disagree.
""You would have understood me, had you waited"" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
You would have understood me, had you waited;
I could have loved you, dear! as well as he:
Had we not been impatient, dear! and fated
Always to disagree.
""You would have understood me, had you waited"" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
Had we been patient, dear! ah, had you waited,
I had fought death for you, better than he:
But from the very first, dear! we were fated
Always to disagree.
""You would have understood me, had you waited"" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Just a word i' thi ear,--
Aw hooap we shall net disagree;
But aw'm foorced to admit as aw watch thi each year,
At tha seems a big humbug to me.
"Cuckoo!" by John Hartley

In news:

Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist disagreed with the notion that the congressman would feel pressure to water down his own principles in order to portray himself as a pragmatic dealmaker.
S Court of Appeals disagreed with the West Virginia insurance commissioner that the OCC had overstepped its authority.
One of the few lawmakers who hasn't been shy about publicly voicing his criticism of Gov Andrew Cuomo (and pretty much anyone else – and there are many – with whom he disagrees), had some rare words of praise for his fellow Demo.
Libya, US Disagree on Whether Benghazi Attack Was Premeditated .
I disagree with The Times' criticism of the.
OPINION Though Mitt Romney appears to disagree, it's a refreshing change for the Olympics to actually take place in its host city.
Judge says CFTC doesn't have to pass useless rules CFTC disagrees.
Your honour, we respectfully disagree.
As health care providers we are called to respect our patients even if we disagree with their lifestyle or beliefs.
But lower courts have disagreed on the question, citing an 1871 law that says when Congress means for a change to apply retroactively , it must "expressly provide" for that.
I've seen these statistics before but (once again) I have to disagree with your conclusions.
In tackling a child support case involving a teenager's emancipation, Indiana Court of Appeals judges disagree on what state statute defines as "enrolled" in college.
"We have to permit those that we disagree with to have freedom of speech so that we can still have our freedom of speech.".
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver disagrees with Mayor Bloomberg's criticism that the just-adopted state budget is unfair to the city.
Farm Litigants Disagree Over Proposed Site Visit .
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In science:

Both procedures give surprisingly similar results and disagree with data.
Modelling Bose-Einstein effect from asymmetric sources in Monte Carlo generators
The cell model predictions for the osmotic properties disagree with predictions based on simple condensation theory, but are in surprisingly good harmony with experimental findings.
Osmotic Properties of Charged Cylinders: Critical Evaluation of Counterion Condensation Theory
This discrepancy was sharpened by Helling, Plefka, Serone, and Waldron (1999), who performed a two-loop calculation in a threegraviton background, and showed that the tensor structure of the v8 /r18 terms disagrees with that expected from a R4 correction to gravity.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Predictions made by structure evolution theories based on the ΛCDM model disagree with some galaxy observations, which suggests that, for the model to hold, assumptions made about the properties of CDM particles must be modified (see e.g.
CMB Constraints on a Baryonic Dark Matter-Dominated Universe
The observed value is consistent with other experimental random-field critical exponents, but disagrees sharply with Monte Carlo and exact ground state calculations on finite-sized systems.
Order Parameter Criticality of the d=3 Random-Field Ising Antiferromagnet Fe(0.85)Zn(0.15)F2
However, the theoretical excitation energy for the Bose glass phase disagrees with measurements by neutron scattering experiment , so it is not yet clear whether the Bose glass phase has actually been detected.
Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity of dilute Bose gas in a random potential
In theory models the predicted number of lenses decreases as ΩΛ increases (for flat cosmologies; Porciani & Madau 2000; Li & Ostriker 2002), which strongly disagrees with old phenomenology models but is less different from my new models.
Rethinking Lensing and Lambda
Hence this decay can be used to measure sin(2β ) and if this measurement is found to disagree with sin(2β ) from other measurements, like B → J/ψKS , then it will be a clear sign of new physics .
R-parity-violating SUSY and CP violation in B --> phi K_s
This disagrees with the English translation of the Bourbaki volume [Bou].
Abelian ideals in a Borel subalgebra of a complex simple Lie algebra
Similarly, two independent measurements for #1982 disagree on whether this ob ject is a true GC or a background galaxy.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
While Kopeikin and Will agree on the geodesic equation for the photon, they disagree on the form of the metric.
The speed of gravity has not been measured from time delays
We now explain why we disagree with this criticism.
Reply to ``Comment on `Properties of the massive Thirring model from the XYZ spin chain' "
The pre-factors from the two calculations agree for the left hole in the low, but disagree for the right one in the high density region.
Lifetimes of noisy repellors
Indeed, the conclusions of the DMRG simulations presented in Ref. 19 on systems up to 400 spins, quite similar to a previous one using smaller systems,21 disagree with the IRFP scenario in so far as a dependence of the exponent η upon ∆ and the disorder strength was claimed.
Crossover effects in the random exchange spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic chain
This mission actually resulted in a few studies which disagreed with the results of Bahcall, as will be discussed in Section 4.2.
Dark Matter in the Local Galactic Disk
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