Quarreling
Quarrel Quar"rel, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quarreled}or {Quarrelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quarreling} or {Quarrelling}.] 1. To violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to fall out; to be or become antagonistic. [1913 Webster]

Our people quarrel with obedience. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

But some defect in her Did quarrel with the noblest grace she owed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To dispute angrily, or violently; to wrangle; to scold; to altercate; to contend; to fight. [1913 Webster]

Beasts called sociable quarrel in hunger and lust. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

3. To find fault; to cavil; as, to quarrel with one's lot. [1913 Webster]

I will not quarrel with a slight mistake. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]


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  • Quarreling — Quar rel*ing, a. Engaged in a quarrel; apt or disposed to quarrel; as, quarreling factions; a quarreling mood. {Quar rel*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • quarreling — UK [ˈkwɒrəlɪŋ] / US [ˈkwɔrəlɪŋ] an American present participle of quarrel …   English dictionary

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  • Quarrelingly — Quarreling Quar rel*ing, a. Engaged in a quarrel; apt or disposed to quarrel; as, quarreling factions; a quarreling mood. {Quar rel*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • discord — I. noun Etymology: Middle English descorde, discord, from Anglo French descorde, from Latin discordia, from discord , discors Date: 13th century 1. a. lack of agreement or harmony (as between persons, things, or ideas) b. active quarreling or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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