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From Oscar de la Renta to Hedi Slimane, Horyn was the focus of many spats in the past few weeks—including one with Lady Gaga.

They lived out their spats and quarrels in public and in the papers.

The spats tend to fade over time, as French leaders come to see how fundamental a strong partnership with Germany really is.

And not just catty little spats between debutantes—smack-talking text messages frequently led to physical altercations.

The president has tried to avoid public spats with Bibi Netanyahu.

We heard nothing further from Mr. Dismuke, the portly gentleman in the tan spats, though he still stayed on at the Bullard.

A blue serge suit, white spats on brown boots, a Panama hat, gloves and—what he was never without—a smoothly-rolled umbrella.

She could have spats enough with that horrid, spiteful Cuban girl, but there was no fun in those; just cold, sneering hatefulness.

He might wear overwhelmingly correct afternoon attire, with spats and a monocle on a wide ribbon.

The President was garbed in a neutral-tinted lounge-suit and wore a dark fawn overcoat and dove-coloured spats.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to spats, such as: squabble, discord, tiff, run-in, disagreement, and misunderstanding.

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