quarrel

Definitions:

  • A small square, or lozenge, or diamond; a tile or pane of a square or lozenge form.
  • A bolt or arrow having a square or four-edged head, especially a crossbow-bolt of such form.
  • An instrument with a head shaped like that of the crossbow-bolt.
  • A quarry where stone is cut.
  • To find cause of complaint; find fault; cavil.
  • To dispute angrily or violently; contend; squabble.
  • To disagree; be incongruous or incompatible; fail to be in accordance, in form or essence
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> To jangle, bicker, spar.
  • To find fault with; challenge; reprove, as a fault, error, and the like.
  • To disagree or contend with.
  • To affect, by quarreling, in a manner indicated by a word or words connected: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="quarrel">quarrel</internalXref> a man out of his estate or rights.
  • A complaint; a lament; lamentation.
  • An accusation; in <em>law</em>, a complaint; an action, real or personal.
  • Cause, occasion, or motive of complaint, objection, dispute, contention, or debate; the basis or ground of being at variance with another; hence, the cause or side of a certain party at variance with another.
  • Cause in general; reason; plea; ground.
  • Altercation; an altercation; an angry dispute; a wrangle; a brawl.
  • A breach of friendship or concord; open variance between parties; a feud.
  • A quarreler.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> and <em>Quarrel, Altercation, Affray, Fray, Mêlée, Brawl, Broil, Scuffle, Wrangle, Squabble, Feud.</em> A <em>quarrel</em> is a matter of ill feeling and hard words in view of supposed wrong: it stops just short of blows; any use beyond this is now figurative. <em>Altercation</em> is the spoken part of a quarrel, the parties speaking alternately. An <em>altercation</em> is thus a quarrelsome dispute between two persons or two sides. <em>Affray</em> and <em>fray</em> express a quarrel that has come to blows in a public place: they are often used of the struggles of war, implying personal activity. <em>Mêlée</em> emphasizes the confusion in which those engaged in an affray or struggle are mingled. <em>Brawl</em> emphasizes the unbecoming character and noisiness of the quarrel; while <em>broil</em> adds the idea of entanglement, perhaps with several: two are enough for a <em>brawl</em>; at least three are needed for a <em>broil</em>: as, a <em>brawl</em> with a neighbor; a neighborhood <em>broil.</em> A <em>scuffle</em> is, in this connection, a confused or undignified struggle, at close quarters, between two, to throw each other down, or a similar struggle of many. A <em>wrangle</em> is a severe, unreasoning, and noisy, perhaps confused, altercation. A <em>squabble</em> is a petty wrangle, but is even less dignified or irrational. A <em>feud</em> is a deeply rooted animosity between two sets of kindred, two parties, or possibly two persons. See <internalXref urlencoded="animosity">animosity</internalXref>.
  • To quarrel with.
  • To compel by a quarrel.
  • One who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome.
  • A breach of concord, amity, or obligation; a falling out; a difference; a disagreement; an antagonism in opinion, feeling, or conduct; esp., an angry dispute, contest, or strife; a brawl; an altercation.
  • Ground of objection, dislike, difference, or hostility; cause of dispute or contest; occasion of altercation.
  • Earnest desire or longing.
  • See under <er>Pick</er>, v. t.
  • To violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to fall out; to be or become antagonistic.
  • To dispute angrily, or violently; to wrangle; to scold; to altercate; to contend; to fight.
  • To find fault; to cavil.
  • An arrow for a crossbow; -- so named because it commonly had a square head.
  • Any small square or quadrangular member.
  • A square of glass, esp. when set diagonally.
  • A small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps, etc., make the form nearly square.
  • A square or lozenge-shaped paving tile.
  • A glazier's diamond.
  • A four-sided cutting tool or chisel having a diamond-shaped end.
  • A verbal <xref>dispute</xref> or heated <xref>argument</xref>.
  • A <xref>ground</xref> of dispute; a <xref>complaint</xref>
  • To <xref>disagree</xref>.
  • To <xref>contend</xref>, <xref>argue</xref> strongly, squabble.
  • To <xref>find fault</xref>.
  • A <xref>diamond</xref>-shaped piece of coloured <xref>glass</xref> forming part of a stained glass window.
  • A <xref>square</xref> <xref>tile</xref>; <xref>quarry tile</xref>
  • A square-headed <xref>arrow</xref> for a <xref>crossbow</xref>.
  • have a disagreement over something
  • an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges
  • an angry dispute
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