I noun argument, asymmetry, conflict of opinion, contradiction, contradistinction, contraposition, contrast, controversy, deviation, difference, disaccord, disagreement, discord, discordance, discrepancy, disequilibrium, disharmony, dissimilitude, dissimilitudo, dissonance, disunity, divergence, diversity, failure to agree, imbalance, incommensurability, incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, inequality, inharmoniousness, irreconcilability, irrelation, lack of relation, lack of symmetry, nonagreement, nonconformity, nonuniformity, unconformity, unlikeness, variance, variation II index contradistinction, contraposition, deviation, difference, disaccord, discord, discrepancy, dissent (difference of opinion), distinction (difference), distortion, incompatibility (inconsistency), incongruity, inconsistency, inequality, nonconformity, variance (disagreement)

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