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squabble

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)
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squab=ble

CIDE DICTIONARY

squabblev. i. [Cf. dial. Sw. skvabbel a dispute, skvappa to chide.].
  •  To contend for superiority in an unseemly manner; to scuffle; to struggle; to wrangle; to quarrel.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To debate peevishly; to dispute.  [1913 Webster]
    "The sense of these propositions is very plain, though logicians might squabble a whole day whether they should rank them under negative or affirmative."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To dispute; contend; scuffle; wrangle; quarrel; struggle.
squabblev. t. 
     To disarrange, so that the letters or lines stand awry or are mixed and need careful readjustment; -- said of type that has been set up.  [1913 Webster]
squabblen. 
     A scuffle; a wrangle; a brawl.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

squabble, n. & v.
--n. a petty or noisy quarrel.
--v.intr. engage in a squabble.

Derivative
squabbler n.
Etymology
prob. imit.: cf. Sw. dial. sqvabbel a dispute

THESAURUS

squabble

altercate, altercation, argufy, argument, beef, bicker, bicker over, bickering, blood feud, brawl, broil, caterwaul, clash, contend about, contention, contest, controversy, differ, dispute, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, embroilment, encounter, fall out, feud, fight, fight over, flite, fliting, fracas, fuss, hassle, have words, imbroglio, join issue, logomachy, open quarrel, polemic, quarrel, quarrel over, quibble, row, scrap, set to, sharp words, slanging match, snarl, spar, spat, squabble over, strife, take issue with, tiff, tussle, vendetta, words, wrangle, wrangle over

ROGET THESAURUS

squabble

Discord

N discord, disagreement, discord, disaccord, dissidence, dissonance, jar, clash, shock, jarring, jostling, screw loose, variance, difference, dissension, misunderstanding, cross purposes, odds, brouillerie, division, split, rupture, disruption, division in the camp, house divided against itself, disunion, breach, schism, feud, faction, quarrel, dispute, tiff, tracasserie, squabble, altercation, barney, demel_e, snarl, spat, towrow, words, high words, wrangling, jangle, brabble, cross questions and crooked answers, snip-snap, family jars, polemics, litigation, strife, warfare, outbreak, open rupture, declaration of war, broil, brawl, row, racket, hubbub, rixation, embroilment, embranglement, imbroglio, fracas, breach of the peace, piece of work, scrimmage, rumpus, breeze, squall, riot, disturbance, commotion, bear garden, Donnybrook, Donnybrook Fair, subject of dispute, ground of quarrel, battle ground, disputed point, bone of contention, bone to pick, apple of discord, casus belli, question at issue, vexed question, vexata quaestio, brand of discord, troublous times, cat-and-dog life, contentiousness, enmity, hate, Kilkenny cats, disputant, strange bedfellows, discordant, disagreeing, out of tune, ajar, on bad terms, dissentient, unreconciled, unpacified, contentious, quarrelsome, unpacific, gladiatorial, controversial, polemic, disputatious, factious, litigious, litigant, pettifogging, at odds, at loggerheads, at daggers drawn, at variance, at issue, at cross purposes, at sixes and sevens, at feud, at high words, up in arms, together by the ears, in hot water, embroiled, torn, disunited, quot homines tot sententiae, no love lost between them, non nostrum tantas componere lites, Mars gravior sub pace latet, discord, discordance, dissonance, cacophony, want of harmony, caterwauling, harshness, Babel, Dutch concert, cat's concert, marrowbones and cleavers, discordant, dissonant, absonant, out of tune, tuneless, unmusical, untunable, unmelodious, immelodious, unharmonious, inharmonious, singsong, cacophonous, harsh, jarring.

VB be discordant, disagree, come amiss, clash, jar, jostle, pull different ways, conflict, have no measures with, misunderstand one another, live like cat and dog, differ, dissent, have a bone to pick, have a crow to pluck with, fall out, quarrel, dispute, litigate, controvert, squabble, wrangle, jangle, brangle, bicker, nag, spar, have words, with, fall foul of, split, break with, break squares with, part company with, declare war, try conclusions, join issue, put in issue, pick a quarrel, fasten a quarrel on, sow dissension, stir up dissension, embroil, entangle, disunite, widen the breach, set at odds, set together by the ears, set against, pit against, get into hot water, fish in troubled waters, brawl, kick up a row, kick up a dust, turn the house out of window, be discordant, jar.


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