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stick·le

 (stĭk′əl)
intr.v. stick·led, stick·ling, stick·les
1. To argue or contend stubbornly, especially about trivial or petty points.
2. To have or raise objections; scruple.

[Variant of Middle English stightlen, to contend, frequentative of stighten, to arrange, from Old English stihtian, stihtan; see steigh- in Indo-European roots.]

stickle

(ˈstɪkəl)
vb (intr)
1. to dispute stubbornly, esp about minor points
2. to refuse to agree or concur, esp by making petty stipulations
[C16 stightle (in the sense: to arbitrate): frequentative of Old English stihtan to arrange; related to Old Norse stētta to support]

stick•le

(ˈstɪk əl)

v.i. -led, -ling.
1. to argue or haggle insistently, esp. on trivial matters.
2. to raise objections; scruple; demur.
[1520–30; variant of obsolete stightle to set in order, frequentative of stight, Middle English stighten, Old English stihtan to arrange, c. Old Norse stētta to set up]

stickle


Past participle: stickled
Gerund: stickling

Imperative
stickle
stickle
Present
I stickle
you stickle
he/she/it stickles
we stickle
you stickle
they stickle
Preterite
I stickled
you stickled
he/she/it stickled
we stickled
you stickled
they stickled
Present Continuous
I am stickling
you are stickling
he/she/it is stickling
we are stickling
you are stickling
they are stickling
Present Perfect
I have stickled
you have stickled
he/she/it has stickled
we have stickled
you have stickled
they have stickled
Past Continuous
I was stickling
you were stickling
he/she/it was stickling
we were stickling
you were stickling
they were stickling
Past Perfect
I had stickled
you had stickled
he/she/it had stickled
we had stickled
you had stickled
they had stickled
Future
I will stickle
you will stickle
he/she/it will stickle
we will stickle
you will stickle
they will stickle
Future Perfect
I will have stickled
you will have stickled
he/she/it will have stickled
we will have stickled
you will have stickled
they will have stickled
Future Continuous
I will be stickling
you will be stickling
he/she/it will be stickling
we will be stickling
you will be stickling
they will be stickling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stickling
you have been stickling
he/she/it has been stickling
we have been stickling
you have been stickling
they have been stickling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stickling
you will have been stickling
he/she/it will have been stickling
we will have been stickling
you will have been stickling
they will have been stickling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stickling
you had been stickling
he/she/it had been stickling
we had been stickling
you had been stickling
they had been stickling
Conditional
I would stickle
you would stickle
he/she/it would stickle
we would stickle
you would stickle
they would stickle
Past Conditional
I would have stickled
you would have stickled
he/she/it would have stickled
we would have stickled
you would have stickled
they would have stickled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.stickle - dispute or argue stubbornly (especially minor points)
argue, contend, debate, fence - have an argument about something
Translations
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As two men, measuring-rods in hand, quarrel about their boundaries in a field that they own in common, and stickle for their rights though they be but in a mere strip, even so did the battlements now serve as a bone of contention, and they beat one another's round shields for their possession.
Stickle Pike was a familiar venue for the day two races and only Dave and Jane McQuillen opted for a second day of competition.
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Banker Jessica Stickle, 24, who was also sitting near Obama and Harry, said: "They were laughing like best buds."
Banker Jessica Stickle, 24, also sitting with them, said: "They were laughing like best buds." patrick.hill@trinitymirror.com
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Frank Hornby's beloved Meccano is also among the designs, along with other classic products including Action Man, Stickle Bricks, Britains toy soldiers, the Spacehopper, Fuzzy-Felt boards and Hornby Dublo trains.
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