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brawl

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of brawl

  1. 1 a rough and often noisy fight usually involving several people <they were thrown out of the party after starting a brawl> Synonyms affray [chiefly British], broil, donnybrook, fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée), rough-and-tumble, row, ruckus, ruction Related Words battle, clash, combat, conflict, contest, fisticuffs, handgrips, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussle; horseplay, roughhousing; altercation, argument, dispute, kickup, quarrel, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle

  2. 2 an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions <the student drama society's decision to put on the controversial play prompted a brawl at the school board meeting> Synonyms altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argy-bargy [chiefly British], battle royal, bicker, argument, contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, donnybrook, falling-out, fight, hassle, imbroglio, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, rhubarb, row, scrap, set-to, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleRelated Words clash, run-in, skirmish, tangle, tussle; logomachy; feud, vendetta; attack, contention, dissension (also dissention); debate, difference, disputation; fuss, objection, protest, protestation; affray [chiefly British], fisticuffs, fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée); catfight

  3. 3 loud, confused, and usually inharmonious sound <we could hear the brawl of the river rapids ahead of us before we could actually see them> Synonyms babel, blare, bluster, bowwow, noise, bruit [archaic], cacophony, chatter, clamor, clangor, decibel(s), din, discordance, katzenjammer, racket, rattle, roarRelated Words discord, dissonance; commotion, furor, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, rumpus, tumult, uproar; clatter, jangle; bang, blast, boom, clap, crack, crashNear Antonyms calm, hush, lull; quietude, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility)Antonyms quiet, silence, silentness, still, stillness




brawl

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of brawl

  1. to express different opinions about something often angrily <the Wilsons were always loudly brawling, and the neighbors were always shutting their windows> Synonyms altercate, argufy, bicker, brabble, argue, controvert, dispute, fall out, fight, hassle, jar, quarrel, quibble, row, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleRelated Words challenge, dare, defy; clash, contend, contest, tangle; cavil, fuss, nitpick; consider, debate, discuss; kick, object, protestNear Antonyms coexist, get along; accept, agree, assent, concur, consent




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