squabbling


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squab·ble

 (skwŏb′əl)
intr.v. squab·bled, squab·bling, squab·bles
To engage in a bad-tempered argument, often over a trivial matter; bicker. See Synonyms at argue.
n.
A noisy quarrel, often about a trivial matter.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

squab′bler n.

squabbling

(ˈskwɒblɪŋ)
n
petty quarrelling
Translations

squabbling

[ˈskwɒblɪŋ] Nriñas fpl, peleas fpl, pleitos mpl (esp LAm)

squabbling

[ˈskwɒbəlɪŋ] n (between neighbours, family)chamailleries fpl
political squabbling → des querelles politiciennes

squabbling

nZankerei f, → Streiterei f

squabbling

[ˈskwɒblɪŋ] nbisticci mpl
stop that squabbling, you two! → smettetela di bisticciare voi due!
References in classic literature ?
Crows and Blackfeet squabbling - as usual - but no outbreaks, and settlers feeling fairly easy.
An idea may be formed from the scenes we have already given of conviviality in the wilderness, of the manner in which these game birds were received by those of their feather in the camp; what feasting, what revelling, what boasting, what bragging, what ranting and roaring, and racing and gambling, and squabbling and fighting, ensued among these boon companions.
In no other cave was there so much squabbling and bickering.
We will not enter into the squabbling over the division.
We had been squabbling continually for years, and I hated him.
Family squabbling is the greatest evil of all, and we had better do anything than be altogether by the ears.
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.
Gerry Besana, spokesman of the Army-led anti-crime Task Force Central, said the two groups - one led by Kabag Alilayah and the other by Jacob Sangki - are squabbling for dominance over strategic spots in the Delinanas Cavendish banana farm in the adjoining Datu Abdullah Sangki and Ampatuan towns.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Railways Saad Rafique Friday said squabbling among politicians was hindering progress of Pakistan which could join top economies of the world in coming years with right set of policies.
We need to stop squabbling among ourselves and unite the party and win this for everybody.
WHILE we have senior Labour Party members and MPs squabbling with each other over who has the biggest ego, Tory policy guru George Freeman has put forward plans to slash employment rights and cut wages for workers in poor areas.
When Alice confirms that she's going to have a baby, their squabbling becomes even more territorial.