To Dispute

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How not to support someone -

Submitted: January 12, 2015

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Submitted: January 12, 2015






a disagreement,  "a subject of dispute"

quarrel, argument, altercation, squabble, falling-out, disagreement, difference of opinion, clash, wrangle;


question whether (a statement or alleged fact) is true or valid.


synonyms:challenge, contest, question, call into question, impugn, quibble over, contradict, controvert, argue about, disagree with, take issue with;

compete for; strive to win.


1.a. A call to engage in a contest, fight, or competition: a challenge to a duel.

b. An act or statement of defiance; a call to confrontation: 2. A demand for explanation or justification; a calling into question: a challenge to a theory.

b. To invite with defiance; dare: challenged him to contradict her.

c. To confront or struggle with (something) as a test of one's abilities: rafters challenging the rapids.

2. To take exception to; call into question; dispute: a book that challenges established beliefs.

1. To make or give voice to a challenge.

1. engage in competition to attain (a position of power).

oppose (an action, decision, or theory) as mistaken or wrong.

conflict, or other competition between rivals, as for a prize. 2. struggle for victory or superiority.


1. To assert to be untrue, often by saying the opposite:

to speak against

2. (tr) to declare (a proposition, statement, etc) to be false or incorrect; deny

3. (intr) to be argumentative or contrary

4. (tr) to be inconsistent with (a proposition, theory, etc):



dispute the truth, validity, or honesty of (a statement or motive); call into question.

"the father does not impugn her capacity as a good mother"

synonyms:call into question, challenge, question, dispute, query, take issue with

"are you impugning my judgment?"

1 : to assail by words or arguments : oppose or attack as false or lacking integrity <impugned the defendant's character>

to challenge as false (another's statements, motives, etc.); cast doubt upon.

Really … I don’t see it that way … Seems fine to me… I don’t see that at all.

Really?  I didn’t get that feeling at all …Why would you go there when you could have gone here … Nooo not for me thanks, not my kinda thing … yours I guess though … but that’s ok …

No … why would I want that?

I don’t know about that.  Are you sure about that?


Wow …  look, it’s a helicopter flying over – NO … I’M PRETTY SURE IT’S A PLANE



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