1 dispute, argument, disagreement, debate, controversy, discord, difference (of opinion), contention, misunderstanding; wrangle, tiff, row, squabble, altercation, set-to, scuffle, feud, fight, fray, fracas, brawl, Donnybrook, mêlée or melee, riot, battle (royal), Colloq dust-up, barney, scrap, US spat:
I have no quarrel with my accountant - it's the tax man that's the problem. A quarrel broke out over whose turn it was to wash the dishes.
2 argue, disagree, dispute, altercate, have an altercation, differ, wrangle, be at odds or loggerheads, clash, squabble, feud, fight, brawl, battle, Colloq fall out, scrap:
When we were children, my sister and I quarrelled all the time, but we still loved each other.
bitter, fierce, serious, violent | family, internal, lovers', private | long-standing, old
VERB + QUARREL
I don't want to pick a quarrel with her.
| be/become/get involved in
He got involved in a quarrel with his neighbour.
| make up, patch up, settle
QUARREL + VERB
break out, ensue
a quarrel about money
| ~ between
a quarrel between family members
| ~ over
a quarrel over the ownership of a piece of land
| ~ with
Our quarrel is not with the people, but with their leader.
have no quarrel with sb/sth
We have no quarrel with their plans, in fact we support them. verb
bitterly, fiercely, violently
What did you two quarrel about?
He wished he hadn't quarrelled with Tania.
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