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quarrel

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[ kwawr-uhl, kwor- ]
/ 藞kw蓴r 蓹l, 藞kw蓲r- /
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noun
an angry dispute or altercation; a disagreement marked by a temporary or permanent break in friendly relations.
a cause of dispute, complaint, or hostile feeling: She has no quarrel with her present salary.
verb (used without object), quar路reled, quar路rel路ing or (especially British) quar路relled, quar路rel路ling.
to disagree angrily; squabble; wrangle.
to end a friendship as a result of a disagreement.
to make a complaint; find fault.
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Origin of quarrel

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1300鈥50; Middle English querele<Old French <Latin quer膿la, querella a complaint, derivative of quer墨 to complain

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1. Quarrel, dissension refer to disagreement and conflict. Quarrel applies chiefly to a verbal disagreement between individuals or groups and is used with reference to a large variety of situations, from a slight and petty difference of opinion to a violent altercation: It was little more than a domestic quarrel. Their quarrel led to the barroom brawl. Dissension usually implies a profound disagreement and bitter conflict. It also applies chiefly to conflict within a group or to members of the same group: dissension within the union; dissension among the Democrats.

OTHER WORDS FROM quarrel

quar路rel路er, nounquar路rel路ing路ly, adverbun路quar路rel路ing, adjectiveun路quar路rel路ling, adjective

Other definitions for quarrel (2 of 2)

quarrel2
[ kwawr-uhl, kwor- ]
/ 藞kw蓴r 蓹l, 藞kw蓲r- /

noun
a square-headed bolt or arrow, formerly used with a crossbow.
Also quarry. a small, square or diamond-shaped pane of glass, as used in latticed windows.
any of various tools with pyramidal heads.

Origin of quarrel

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1175鈥1225; Middle English quarel<Old French <Medieval Latin quadrellus, diminutive of Latin quadrus square
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British Dictionary definitions for quarrel (1 of 2)

quarrel1
/ (藞kw蓲r蓹l) /

noun
an angry disagreement; argument
a cause of disagreement or dispute; grievance
verb -rels, -relling or -relled or US -rels, -reling or -reled (intr often foll by with)
to engage in a disagreement or dispute; argue
to find fault; complain

Derived forms of quarrel

quarreller or US quarreler, noun

Word Origin for quarrel

C14: from Old French querele, from Latin quer膿lla complaint, from quer墨 to complain

British Dictionary definitions for quarrel (2 of 2)

quarrel2
/ (藞kw蓲r蓹l) /

noun
an arrow having a four-edged head, fired from a crossbow
a small square or diamond-shaped pane of glass, usually one of many in a fixed or casement window and framed with lead

Word Origin for quarrel

C13: from Old French quarrel pane, from Medieval Latin quadrellus, diminutive of Latin quadrus square
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Other Idioms and Phrases with quarrel

quarrel

see pick a quarrel.

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