bickering


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bick·er

 (bĭk′ər)
intr.v. bick·ered, bick·er·ing, bick·ers
1. To engage in a bad-tempered quarrel, often in a petty manner over something trivial; squabble. See Synonyms at argue.
2.
a. To flicker or glitter: "bicker like a flame" (Robert Browning).
b. To move or flow with a rippling or gurgling sound.
n.
An angry quarrel; a squabble.

[Middle English bikeren, to attack.]

bick′er·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bickering - a quarrel about petty pointsbickering - a quarrel about petty points  
dustup, quarrel, run-in, wrangle, row, words - an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
Translations

bickering

[ˈbɪkərɪŋ] Nriñas fpl, discusiones fpl

bickering

[ˈbɪkərɪŋ] n
(political)querelles fpl
[neighbours, family] → chamailleries fpl

bickering

nGezänk nt

bickering

[ˈbɪkərɪŋ] nbisticci mpl
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Hee in Celestial Panoplie all armd Of radiant URIM, work divinely wrought, Ascended, at his right hand Victorie Sate Eagle-wing'd, beside him hung his Bow And Quiver with three-bolted Thunder stor'd, And from about him fierce Effusion rowld Of smoak and bickering flame, and sparkles dire; Attended with ten thousand thousand Saints, He onward came, farr off his coming shon, And twentie thousand (I thir number heard) Chariots of God, half on each hand were seen: Hee on the wings of Cherub rode sublime On the Crystallin Skie, in Saphir Thron'd.
Bickering and high words would arise, during which my father was wont to declare that, though he no longer derived the smallest pleasure or relaxation from life, and had spent his last coin upon my education, I had not yet mastered the French language.
Hereupon some little squibbing and bickering occurred among various members of the crowd, and especially between "Old Charley" and Mr.
Two Italians by the Loggia had been bickering about a debt.
But of a sudden all this bickering ceased, for a clear sound of many bugle horns came winding down the street.
I said then that it was not in order," voices were heard bickering with one another.
Anything, she thought, was better than bickering or the strange silence which drove home to her the distance between them.
The details having been settled after an hour or more of that bickering argument of which the native African is so fond, the newcomers entered the village where they were assigned to huts.
It was market day at Sidi Aissa, and the numberless caravans of camels coming in from the desert, and the crowds of bickering Arabs in the market place, filled Tarzan with a consuming desire to remain for a day that he might see more of these sons of the desert.
He was a quiet individual, molesting no one and not given to bickering with his fellows.
The squabbling and bickering among the dogs had long since died down, and the weary animals were curled in the snow, each with his feet and nose bunched together and covered by his wolf's brush of a tail.
And thus adventuring, white men and indigenous black men from day to day lived life in the Solomons, bickering and trafficking, the whites striving to maintain their heads on their shoulders, the blacks striving, no less single-heartedly, to remove the whites' heads from their shoulders and at the same time to keep their own anatomies intact.