quarrelling


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quar·rel 1

 (kwôr′əl, kwŏr′-)
n.
1. An interaction in which the parties involved express angry disagreement with one another: I changed the subject to avoid being drawn into a quarrel.
2. A reason for a dispute or argument: We have no quarrel with the findings of the committee.
intr.v. quar·reled, quar·rel·ing, quar·rels or quar·relled or quar·rel·ling
1. To express angry disagreement; engage in a quarrel: The children quarreled over the last piece of cake. See Synonyms at argue.
2. To find fault or disagree: I quarrel with your conclusions.

[Middle English querele, from Old French, complaint, from Latin querella, querēla, from querī, to complain; see kwes- in Indo-European roots.]

quar′rel·er (quar′rel·ler) n.

quar·rel 2

 (kwôr′əl, kwŏr′-)
n.
1. A bolt for a crossbow.
2. A tool, such as a stonemason's chisel, that has a squared head.
3. A small diamond-shaped or square pane of glass in a latticed window.

[Middle English quarel, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *quadrellus, diminutive of Late Latin quadrus, square, from Latin quadrum; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]

quarrelling

or

quarreling

n
the act of arguing, disagreeing or disputing
adj
another word for quarrelsome
Translations

quarrelling

quarreling (US) [ˈkwɒrəlɪŋ] Nriñas fpl, disputas fpl, peleas fpl
there was constant quarrellinghabía riñas or disputas or peleas continuas

quarrelling

, (US) quarreling
nStreiterei f

quarrelling

quarreling (Am) [ˈkwɒrəlɪŋ] nlitigi mpl
References in classic literature ?
A man with an affectionate disposition, who finds a wife to concur with his fundamental idea of life, easily comes to persuade himself that no other woman would have suited him so well, and does a little daily snapping and quarrelling without any sense of alienation.
After invoking blessings from the Deity, he addresses the assemblage, exhorting them to good conduct; to be diligent in providing for their families; to abstain from lying and stealing; to avoid quarrelling or cheating in their play, and to be just and hospitable to all strangers who may be among them.
Did you not put two and two together, and reflect that if it was not Alfred Inglethorp who was quarrelling with his wife--and you remember, he strenuously denied it at the inquest--it must be either Lawrence or John.
At this Jove was much troubled and answered, "I shall have trouble if you set me quarrelling with Juno, for she will provoke me with her taunting speeches; even now she is always railing at me before the other gods and accusing me of giving aid to the Trojans.
And it is as well that we can compose our differences honorably, for Sir Nigel had been out at the first clash of steel; and he hath sworn that if there be quarrelling in the garrison he would smite the right hand from the broilers.