Differing
Differ Dif"fer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Differed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Differing}.] [L. differre; dif- = dis- + ferre to bear, carry: cf. F. diff['e]rer. See 1st {Bear}, and cf. {Defer}, {Delay}.] 1. To be or stand apart; to disagree; to be unlike; to be distinguished; -- with from. [1913 Webster]

One star differeth from another star in glory. --1 Cor. xv. 41. [1913 Webster]

Minds differ, as rivers differ. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. To be of unlike or opposite opinion; to disagree in sentiment; -- often with from or with. [1913 Webster]

3. To have a difference, cause of variance, or quarrel; to dispute; to contend. [1913 Webster]

We 'll never differ with a crowded pit. --Rowe.

Syn: To vary; disagree; dissent; dispute; contend; oppose; wrangle.

Usage: -- To {Differ with}, {Differ from}. Both differ from and aiffer with are used in reference to opinions; as, ``I differ from you or with you in that opinion.'''' In all other cases, expressing simple unlikeness, differ from is used; as, these two persons or things differ entirely from each other. [1913 Webster]

Severely punished, not for differing from us in opinion, but for committing a nuisance. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Davidson, whom on a former occasion we quoted, to differ from him. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

Much as I differ from him concerning an essential part of the historic basis of religion. --Gladstone. [1913 Webster]

I differ with the honorable gentleman on that point. --Brougham. [1913 Webster]

If the honorable gentleman differs with me on that subject, I differ as heartily with him, and shall always rejoice to differ. --Canning. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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