Origin and Etymology of quarrel
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of quarrel
- a quarrel nearly destroyed the relationship
- wrangle interminably about small issues
- a loud public altercation
- a brief squabble over what to do next
Definition of quarrel
- many people quarrel with the idea
- —Johns Hopkins Magazine
- quarreled frequently with his superiors
- —London Calling
quarreleror quarreller noun
Examples of quarrel in a Sentence
The children quarrel all the time.
She and her husband are always quarreling about money.
I don't want to quarrel with you.
First Known Use of quarrel
Synonymsaltercate, argufy, bicker, brabble, brawl, controvert, dispute, fall out, fight, hassle, jar, argue, quibble, row, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle
Related Wordschallenge, dare, defy; clash, contend, contest, tangle; cavil, fuss, nitpick; consider, debate, discuss; kick, object, protest
Near Antonymscoexist, get along; accept, agree, assent, concur, consent
QUARREL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quarrel for English Language Learners
: to argue about or disagree with something
QUARREL Defined for Kids
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