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bickering

[ bik-er-ing ]
/ ˈbɪk ər ɪŋ /
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adjective
arguing petulantly or peevishly; wrangling or quarreling: To raise their daughter properly, the bickering pair must set aside their differences and work on their parenting skills.
flickering: They deliberately hadn’t fixed the bickering light at the bistro, as it had become an iconic feature of the establishment.
Literary. rushing or making a rushing sound, as water: The two flutes accompanied by piano sounded like two chirping birds chasing each other above a bickering stream.
noun
the act of engaging in petulant or peevish argument: Why all this useless bickering over who's best or better?
the act of flickering: If you’re bothered by the constant bickering of the malfunction light on your motorbike, do a thorough analysis of the wiring.
Literary. the act of rushing or of making a rushing sound, as water: Over the roar of the falls and the ceaseless bickering of the rain, he heard another sound.
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Origin of bickering

bicker1 + -ing2 for the adjective senses; bicker1 + -ing1 for the noun senses

OTHER WORDS FROM bickering

un·bick·er·ing, adjective
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