quarrel


quarrel
quarrel
quarrel1 [kwôr′əl, kwär′əl]
n.
[ME quarel < OFr < ML querellus < VL * quadrellum, dim. of L quadrus, a square]
1. a bolt or arrow with a quadrangular head, shot from a crossbow
2. a small, diamond-shaped or square pane of glass, as in a latticed window
quarrel2 [kwôr′əl, kwär′əl]
n.
[ME quarel < OFr querele < L querela, complaint < queri, to complain, lament < IE base * k̑wes-, to pant, snort > WHEEZE]
1. a cause for dispute
2. a dispute or disagreement, esp. one marked by anger and deep resentment
3. a falling out; breaking up of friendly relations
vi.
quarreled or quarrelled, quarreling or quarrelling
1. to find fault; complain
2. to dispute heatedly
3. to have a breach in friendship
quarreler
n.
quarreller
SYN.- QUARREL1 implies heated verbal strife marked by anger and resentment and often suggests continued hostility as a result; WRANGLE1 suggests a noisy dispute in which each person is vehemently insistent on his views; ALTERCATION implies verbal contention which may or may not be accompanied by blows; SQUABBLE implies undignified, childish wrangling over a small matter; SPAT1 is the colloquial term for a petty quarrel and suggests a brief outburst that does not have a significant effect on a relationship
-ANT. AGREEMENT, HARMONY

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