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  • nounfight
  • verbfight

synonyms for scuffle

  • brawl
  • commotion
  • disturbance
  • fracas
  • ruckus
  • strife
  • tussle
  • wrangle
  • affray
  • broil
  • fray
  • fuss
  • go
  • jump
  • mix up
  • row
  • ruction
  • rumpus
  • scrap
  • set-to
  • shuffle
  • jostle
  • tussle
  • wrestle
  • clash
  • contend
  • cuff
  • grapple
  • skirmish
  • struggle
  • come to blows

antonyms for scuffle

MOST RELEVANT
  • calm
  • peace
  • quiet
  • tranquility
  • agreement
  • harmony
  • surrender
  • make peace
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How to use scuffle in a sentence

The recent scuffles on San Diego school boards – not to mention the ongoing national and local controversies around critical race theory – show that America’s racial tension is becoming an animating factor in school board politics.
SCHOOL BOARDS ARE LOSING ITWILL HUNTSBERRYJULY 14, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The Avengers are able to retrieve both stones from the 2012 version of Loki but during a surprise scuffle, the 2012 version of Loki is able to grab the Tesseract and disappear.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOKI AND TIME TRAVEL IN THE MCUELIANA DOCKTERMANJUNE 8, 2021TIME
According to a report on May 7 in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a disagreement over trading cards led to a parking lot scuffle.
‘COLLECTIBLES VERSUS COMMODITIES’: AS TARGET HALTS SALES OF TRADING CARDS, COLLECTORS RECKON WITH FAST-CHANGING HOBBYJACOB BOGAGEMAY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The 23-year-old bystander said the scuffle caught her eye and that she started filming because she felt it was “wrong” that police were “messing with someone.”
'AMERICA'S IS ON TRIAL' AS DEREK CHAUVIN FACES JUSTICE IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYDMELISSA CHANMARCH 29, 2021TIME
Given all this history, the complaint filed against Lieber and the dispute over hiring outside counsel appears to mark a continuation — and certainly an escalation — of previous scuffles.
BIG CHANGES, TENSIONS ROIL FALLBROOK UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BOARDWILL FRITZMARCH 2, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
There was a scuffle, and Black Sheep was torn off the body by Harry and some colleagues, and cuffed home tingling but exultant.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
From within the chamber came the sounds of a scuffle, a man's soft laugh, and a girl's softer intercession.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Digby in the scuffle, while bravely trying to escape, let go his whip, which fell to the ground unperceived by his captors.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
At the noise of the scuffle, OLeary and the others came precipitately in from the studio, believing that another assault was on.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
The scream was followed by a fall, a short scuffle, repeated stabbings, and violent breathing mixed with low groans.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
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WORDS RELATED TO SCUFFLE

  • altercation
  • assault
  • attack
  • battle
  • brawl
  • clash
  • disturbance
  • donnybrook
  • encounter
  • fracas
  • melee
  • quarrel
  • riot
  • ruckus
  • scuffle
  • skirmish
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.