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We knew we would have large crowds, the potential for some violent altercations.

The switch-up came in the wake of Federline filing a police report over an alleged physical altercation between Jamie and Britney’s then-13-year-old son Sean Preston Federline.

From Time

Written, coproduced, directed by, and starring Jon Favreau, Chef follows a head chef in Los Angeles who up and quits his job amid frustration with a domineering restaurateur and after an altercation with a food critic.

From Fortune

As I remember, Gerace had suffered some altercation with the senior members of the department.

Investigators said the pair had an earlier altercation and Guzman returned to the station with a handgun.

Then, just last week, Ohio police accused a former SEAL of lying about being shot by three black men after a verbal altercation.

The only thing that both sides agree on is that an altercation ensued, and Brown was shot multiple times.

The Paris Hilton peace settlement circles us back to the Cipriani Ibiza altercation.

His lawyer would later blame "very minor physical altercation."

Her part in the altercation is riveting: at one point, she delicately moves her dress train out of the way.

She received her guest's protest with the utmost hauteur, and when we left the altercation was still in progress.

I will have no altercation; I must go back to Margaret, since no one else has the slightest consideration for her.

"That is false," cried Brydges; and a stormy altercation followed.

Mrs. Martha Trapbois had dwelt too long in Alsatia, to be either surprised or terrified at the altercation she had witnessed.

He saw them and engaged in altercation with them, which gave me the opening I sought.


On this page you'll find 83 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to altercation, such as: argument, bickering, blowup, brawl, flap, and fracas.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.