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quar·rel 1

 (kwôr′əl, kwŏr′-)
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′-)
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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quarreler - a disputant who quarrels
controversialist, disputant, eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
References in classic literature ?
said the cardinal; "you know I don't like quarrelers.
Unlike Tamburlaine, however, Stukeley finds it difficult to maintain this level of rhetoric, and in subsequent scenes he is variously shown as a quarreler, a braggart, and a dupe of the Machiavellian Philip II: as Candido puts it, the play highlights "a basic tension between the Marlovian abstraction and the real man" (65).
Why, for example, does Hutin appear as Quarreler, when all other characters' names are abstract nouns?