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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

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
Winston Churchill

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

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
Thomas Jefferson

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
Robert Frost
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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

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