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quarrel

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of quarrel

  1. an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions a loud quarrel erupted at the next table over Synonyms of quarrel altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argy-bargy [chiefly British], battle royal, bicker, brawl, contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, donnybrook, falling-out, fight, hassle, imbroglio, kickup, misunderstanding, argument, rhubarb, row, scrap, set-to, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleWords Related to quarrel 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

Synonym Discussion of quarrel

quarrel, wrangle, altercation, squabble mean a noisy dispute usually marked by anger. quarrel implies heated verbal contention, stressing strained or severed relations which may persist beyond the contention.
    • a quarrel nearly destroyed the relationship
wrangle suggests undignified and often futile disputation with a noisy insistence on differing opinions.
    • wrangle interminably about small issues
altercation implies fighting with words as the chief weapon, although it may also connote blows.
    • a loud public altercation
squabble stresses childish and unseemly dispute over petty matters, but it need not imply bitterness or anger.
    • a brief squabble over what to do next

quarrel

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of quarrel

  1. to express different opinions about something often angrily the coach and the referee quarreled about whether the ball was in bounds Synonyms of quarrel altercate, argufy, bicker, brabble, brawl, controvert, dispute, fall out, fight, hassle, jar, argue, quibble, row, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangleWords Related to quarrel challenge, dare, defy; clash, contend, contest, tangle; cavil, fuss, nitpick; consider, debate, discuss; kick, object, protestNear Antonyms of quarrel coexist, get along; accept, agree, assent, concur, consent



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