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  • as inbelligerent
  • as inpugnacious
  • as inscrappy

synonyms for have a bone to pick

  • aggressive
  • antagonistic
  • bellicose
  • combative
  • contentious
  • hostile
  • ornery
  • quarrelsome
  • fighting
  • flip
  • mean
  • militant
  • ardent
  • at loggerheads
  • battling
  • cantankerous
  • fierce
  • have chip on shoulder
  • have it in for
  • hot
  • hot-tempered
  • on the outs
  • pugnacious
  • scrappy
  • truculent
  • warlike
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antonyms for have a bone to pick

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  • agreeable
  • calm
  • friendly
  • kind
  • peaceful
  • cooperative
  • helping
  • nice
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How to use have a bone to pick in a sentence

Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
All that scientific bric-a-brac in the cupboard had far better be thrown away.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Something remote and ancient stirred in her, something that was not of herself To-day, something half primitive, half barbaric.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
To-day I'm more dead than alive, as we had a lesson from him yesterday that lasted four hours.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
They held the compound against repeated assaults, and lost several men in hand-to-hand fighting.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
I wouldn't go on if I were you, sir; the luck's dead against you to-night; I wouldn't go on, indeed I wouldn't.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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