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  • 121dispute — I. v. n. 1. Debate, argue, contend in argument. 2. Bicker, wrangle, quarrel, brawl, spar, spat, jangle, squabble, tiff, fall out, have words, have an altercation. II. v. a. 1. Debate, discuss, agitate, ventilate, argue, reason about. 2.… …

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  • 122quarrel — I. n. 1. Brawl, feud, affray, fray, tumult, contention, altercation, tiff, misunderstanding, wrangle, contest, squabble, broil, jar, breach, rupture, dispute, difference, disagreement, dissension, bickering, quarrelling, strife, breeze, falling… …

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  • 123dispute — 1. noun 1) a subject of dispute Syn: debate, discussion, disputation, argument, controversy, disagreement, quarreling, dissension, conflict, friction, strife, discord Ant: agreement 2) …

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  • 124fight — 1. verb 1) two men were fighting Syn: brawl, exchange blows, attack each other, assault each other, hit each other, punch each other; struggle, grapple, wrestle; informal scrap, have a set to, roughhouse, engage in fisticuffs 2) they fought in… …

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  • 125spat — n bickering, squabble, *quarrel, wrangle, altercation, tiff Analogous words: dispute, controversy, *argument: contention, difference, variance, *discord Contrasted words: agreement, concurrence, coincidence (see corresponding verbs at AGREE) spat …

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  • 126squabble — n *quarrel, wrangle, altercation, bickering, spat, tiff Analogous words: dispute, controversy, *argument: row, rumpus, scrap, *brawl, broil squabble vb quarrel, wrangle, altercate, bicker, spat, tiff (see under QUARREL n) Analogous words:… …

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  • 127tiff — n *quarrel, bickering, spat, squabble, wrangle, altercation Analogous words: scrap, rumpus, row, *brawl, broil: difference, variance, dissension, contention, *discord tiff vb spat, bicker, quarrel, squabble, wrangle, altercate (see under QUARREL… …

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  • 128bicker — v 1. wrangle, argue, altercate, jangle, dispute; quarrel, have words, Inf. row, Inf. scrap, squabble, spat, tiff; conflict, clash, lock horns, fight, battle, spar, fence, cross swords; disagree, fall out, jar, be at loggerheads, be at variance,… …

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  • 129brawl — n 1. fight, wrangle, affray, fray, rough and tumble, tussle, donnybrook, brannigan, Inf. scrap, Sl. rhubarb, Scot. sturt; fracas, rumpus, scramble, scuffle, brouhaha, free for all, Inf. ruckus; turmoil, tumult, clamor, uproar, commotion,… …

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  • 130debate — n 1. discussion, dispute, disputation, argumentation, polemic, logomachy, war of words; verbal controversy, altercation, wrangle, heated argument, disagreement, dissension, variance, difference of opinion. 2. deliberation, consideration, careful… …

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  • 131dispute — v 1. debate, discuss, argue, ventilate, air, Rare. discept; oppose, controvert, refute, confute, argue against; quarrel, wrangle, differ, disagree, altercate, clash, fight about, brawl, row, bicker, squabble, have words, fall out, riff, spat,… …

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  • 132fight — n 1. battle, combat, duel, bout; contention, clash, conflict, struggle, Scot. sprattle, strife; war, warfare, fighting, hostilities; assault, attack, offensive, harassment, assailment; siege, besiegement, beset ment, investment; collision,… …

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  • 133fracas — n 1. uproar, commotion, disturbance, tumult, turmoil; brawl, fight, wrangle, rough and tumble, tussle, donnybrook, brannigan, Inf. scrap, Sl. rhubarb, Scot. sturt; rumpus, scramble, scuffle, brouhaha, free for all, fray, affray, Inf. ruckus;… …

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  • 134jangle — v 1. clank, clatter, rattle, jar; clang, clangor, clash, crash, din. 2. wrangle, altercate, quarrel, brawl, broil, feud, be at [s.o. s] throat; bicker, squabble, spat, tiff, have words; conflict, contend, dispute, Rare. discept, disagree; take… …

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  • 135quarrel — n 1. dispute, discord, wrangle, wrangling, bickering, Sl. beef, controversy; contradiction, dissension, variance, difference of opinion; debate, discussion, polemic, logomachy, war of words; contestation, litigation, disputation, argumentation,… …

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  • 136row — I n line, file, queue, column, rank, tier; series, range, chain, string, succession, sequence, concatenation, catena; suite, train, retinue, cortege, cavalcade, procession, parade, Fr. defile. II v oar, pull, paddle, canoe, kayak. III n 1.… …

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  • 137spat — n 1. quarrel, disagreement, squabble, tiff, Brit. Dial. fratch; personal conflict, Inf. run in, Inf. hassle, Inf. barney; falling out, rupture, open variance; dispute, wrangle, bickering, controversy, difference of opinion. 2. slap, blow, smack,… …

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  • 138squabble — v 1. quarrel, row, altercate, spar, cross swords; argue, debate, dispute, bandy words, have words Inf. pick a crow; disagree, differ, take exception to, contend, contest, make something of it fall out, clash be at odds, be at loggerheads; fight,… …

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  • 139struggle — v 1. contend, wrestle, grapple, tussle, scuffle; battle, fight, combat, war, wage war, skirmish; join battle with, set to, engage, encounter; clash, joust, tilt at, duel, cross swords with, fence; spar, brawl, scrap, box, fall to blows; compete,… …

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  • 140tiff — n 1. quarrel, dispute, row, spar, wrangle, jangle, bicker, Obs. brabble; contention, controversy, disagreement, difference of opinion, argument, Inf. words, Inf. miff, Scot, and North Eng. threap; squabble, spat, Inf. dustup, U.S. Sl. rhubarb,… …

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