altercation

[ awl-ter-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌɔl tərˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

a heated or angry dispute; noisy argument or controversy.

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Origin of altercation

1350–1400; Middle English altercacioun < Latin altercātiōn- (stem of altercātiō). See altercate, -ion
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altercation
/ (ˌɔːltəˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

an angry or heated discussion or quarrel; argument
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