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Definition of Quarrel

Quarrel

  1. An arrow for a crossbow; -- so named because it commonly had a square head.
  2. Any small square or quadrangular member
  3. A square of glass, esp. when set diagonally.
  4. A small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps, etc., make the form nearly square.
  5. A square or lozenge-shaped paving tile.
  6. A glazier's diamond.
  7. A four-sided cutting tool or chisel having a diamond-shaped end.
  8. A breach of concord, amity, or obligation; a falling out; a difference; a disagreement; an antagonism in opinion, feeling, or conduct; esp., an angry dispute, contest, or strife; a brawl; an altercation; as, he had a quarrel with his father about expenses.
  9. Ground of objection, dislike, difference, or hostility; cause of dispute or contest; occasion of altercation.
  10. Earnest desire or longing.
  11. To violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to fall out; to be or become antagonistic.
  12. To dispute angrily, or violently; to wrangle; to scold; to altercate; to contend; to fight.
  13. To find fault; to cavil; as, to quarrel with one's lot.
  14. To quarrel with.
  15. To compel by a quarrel; as, to quarrel a man out of his estate or rights.
  16. One who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome.

Quarrel Quotations

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
Blaise Pascal

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.
Saint Francis de Sales

How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing.
Neville Chamberlain

In a false quarrel there is no true valor.
William Shakespeare

Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them.
Horace Mann
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Quarrel Translations

quarrel in Afrikaans is kwessie, rusie maak, rusie, argument
quarrel in Dutch is kwestie, strijd, twist, dispuut
quarrel in French is bagarrer, noise, querelle, algarade, dispute
quarrel in German is Streit, streiten, zanken, zanken, Zank
quarrel in Italian is questione, litigare
quarrel in Latin is iurgium, seditio
quarrel in Norwegian is trette, krangle, krangel