Synonyms and Antonyms of fracas
1 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups the police broke up the fracas in the bar and threw both combatants in the lockup Synonyms of fracas battle, clash, combat, conflict, contest, dustup, fight, fray, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scrum, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussleWords Related to fracas pitched battle, rough-and-tumble; affray [chiefly British], battle royal, brawl, broil, donnybrook, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée), mix-up, ruckus, ruction; blows, fistfight, fisticuffs, grapple, handgrips, punch-out, punch-up [chiefly British], slugfest; confrontation, duel, face-off, joust; altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argument, argy-bargy [chiefly British], contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, falling-out, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, row, spat, squabble, tangle, tiff, wrangle; catfightNear Antonyms of fracas truce
2 a rough and often noisy fight usually involving several people police preparing for any fracas that might follow the soccer game Synonyms of fracas affray [chiefly British], broil, donnybrook, brawl, fray, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée), rough-and-tumble, row, ruckus, ructionWords Related to fracas 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
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