quarrelling

[ kwawr-uhl, kwor- ]SEE DEFINITION OF quarrelling
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUARRELLING

Where was the use of quarrelling about a man he was never likely to set eyes on again?

There was no scrambling or jostling for the hot water, no ill humour, no quarrelling.

The little vagabonds were quarrelling over the dbris of these engines of warfare.

At first I was horribly frightened—I thought you and Marcus had been quarrelling.

A crowd had assembled, and two gentlemen were quarrelling furiously.

God would have no quarrelling at His just condemning of us at that day.'

When there are too many, they always wind up by quarrelling.

They were quarrelling, the two men; you heard what they said?

She would have given anything at that moment if she could have provoked him into quarrelling with her.

All the nervous agitation which had set him quarrelling with his Corinne disappeared.

WORD ORIGIN

"angry dispute," mid-14c., originally "ground for complaint," from Old French querele "matter, concern, business; dispute, controversy" (Modern French querelle), from Latin querella "complaint, accusation; lamentation," from queri "to complain, lament." Replaced Old English sacan. Sense of "contention between persons" is from 1570s.