Antonyms for altercation

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He resolved to be as prudent as possible, and avoid, as far as he could, any altercation with Haley.

Heyward saw, by the manner of the scout, that altercation would be useless.

It was not an altercation; there was evidently nothing the least exciting in the colloquy.

Then the sound of the altercation overhead smote him too with alarm.

The waiter with whom I had seen Herbert Bayliss in altercation was hurrying by me.

Nor could he forget the expression in her eyes during her altercation with Carlisle that day.

But might not the sudden attack have been brought on by his altercation with this man?

And so the altercation in the night went on, over the irremediable.

Now, sir, a truce to this altercation, for which I have neither time nor taste.

There is danger that Paul's passionate tempers may involve him in some altercation.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French altercacion (12c.) and directly from Latin altercationem (nominative altercatio) "a dispute, debate, discussion," noun of action from past participle stem of altercari "to dispute (with another)," from alter "other" (see alter).

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