Friday, June 17, 2005
altercation noun [awl-tuhr-KAY-shuhn] A heated, noisy, or angry dispute; noisy controversy or argument.
Definitions for altercation
- A heated, noisy, or angry dispute; noisy controversy or argument.
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Citations for altercation
Like Epaminondas, he fought continuously with his fellow generals and was nearly court-martialed for his altercations with his superiors -- like Epaminondas he was relieved of command after his greatest victories.
He indulged in a heated altercation with his fellow-townsmen over some land which they thought theirs, though it was certainly his.