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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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