Definition of Altercation

1. Noun. Noisy quarrel.

Exact synonyms: Affray, Fracas
Generic synonyms: Dustup, Quarrel, Row, Run-in, Words, Wrangle
Specialized synonyms: Batrachomyomachia



Definition of Altercation

1. n. Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.

Definition of Altercation

1. Noun. Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Altercation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Altercation

alterable
alterableness
alterables
alterably
alterant
alterants
alteration
alterations
alterative
alterative inflammation
alteratives
altercate
altercated
altercates
altercating
altercation (current term)
altercations
altercative
altercursive intubation
altered
altered self hypothesis
alteregoism
alterer
alterers
altering
alteriority
alterities
alterity
altern
alternacies

Literary usage of Altercation

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1. Forensic Oratory: A Manual for Advocates by William Callyhan Robinson (1893)
"To successful altercation a quick, active intellect, a dauntless courage, ... altercation : an Act of Invention altercation, though primarily intended ..."

2. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"altercation To this ... Coke ungenerously alluded in the famous altercation he afterwards had with Bacon at the bar of the Coke in Court of Exchequer. ..."

3. Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour of the by James Boswell, George Birkbeck Norman Hill (1891)
"But it was written just after the scene, and Boswell says there was 'a pretty smart altercation.' Miss Reynolds continues :—' When the Dean came up into the ..."

4. The History of England by David Hume, Tobias George Smollett (1825)
"altercation in the house of commons—§ XIII. Debate about the removal of the duke of Bolton and lord viscount Cob- ham from their respective regiments—§ XIV. ..."

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