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squabble

[ skwob-uhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF squabble
  • nounargument
  • verbargue

Synonyms for squabble

  • altercation
  • bickering
  • controversy
  • difference
  • difference of opinion
  • disagreement
  • dispute
  • feud
  • flap
  • hassle
  • quarrel
  • spat
  • tiff
  • wrangle
  • fight
  • fuss
  • row
  • scene
  • scrap
  • set-to
  • words
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Antonyms for squabble

  • accord
  • agreement
  • harmony
  • likeness
  • peace
  • sameness
  • similarity
  • concurrence
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SQUABBLE

If we get into this squabble you'll find them cheering the loudest and waving the most flags.

She and I had a squabble in the passage; she said I was not to come in because I had my red dress on.

As I am at present overjoyed to see you, I'll try hard not to squabble with you.

I was not pleased, because I wished to go to sleep, not to squabble with loafers.

The limited field of discussion huddled all disputes into a squabble.

Got into a squabble with the markets and they tied me up for a few days.

I have reason to remember their squabble, for they wanted to make me their arbitrator.

“It ill-befits your dignity to squabble over poppies,” they said.

It is not worth his while to get into a squabble and risk his own life.

Go and chew your bone on the mat, you two, if you've got to squabble.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, probably of imitative origin (cf. dialectal Swedish skvabbel "quarrel," dialectal German schwabbeln "to babble, prattle"). The verb is recorded from c.1600.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SQUABBLE

argue

verbverbally fight
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