Definition of Bickering

1. Noun. A quarrel about petty points.

Exact synonyms: Bicker, Fuss, Pettifoggery, Spat, Squabble, Tiff
Generic synonyms: Dustup, Quarrel, Row, Run-in, Words, Wrangle
Derivative terms: Bicker, Fussy, Pettifog, Spat, Squabble



Definition of Bickering

1. n. A skirmishing.

Definition of Bickering

1. Noun. Petty quarreling. Usually considered a childish behaviour, although often applied to adults. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of bicker) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bickering

1. bicker [v] - See also: bicker

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bickering

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Literary usage of Bickering

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"... “who have been spared long: so that we look for 4' some bickering ere long, and then a battle, which “cannot long endure m,” ..."

2. Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson: An Historical Biography Based on Letters and by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1888)
"Bickering and Strife—Social Distractions—Nelson's Visit to ' the City'—Sir William Hamilton's financial Position—His Demands for Compensation—Nelson's View ..."

3. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"Diabolical order of Governor Baylor.—Secretary's estimate of conscripts and all others, 500000—Bragg retreating from Kentucky.—Bickering between Bragg and ..."

4. The West Florida Conroversy, 1798-1813: A Study in American Diplomacy by Isaac Joslin Cox (1918)
"... Bickering AND FRENCH BARGAINING The diplomatic authorities of the interested countries variously reflected the uncertainty following Monroe's failure. ..."

5. An Inglorious Columbus, Or, Evidence that Hwui Shăn and a Party of Buddhist by Edward Payson Vining (1885)
"... Land of Pygmies—Pygmies in America —Mexican monkeys—Their Ion™ locks, queues, or tails—Their migration— Their bickering or chattering—Their ..."

6. Lower Canada Reports =: Décisions Des Tribunaux Du Bas-Canada by Simon Lelièvre (1851)
"This case will, in all probability, put an end to the bickering and disputes which have existed among the members of the Church of England in this city. ..."

7. Case and His Contempories: Or, The Canadian Itinerant's Memorial by John Carroll (1869)
"Thus another four years of bickering and collision were inaugurated, during which the British Conference was to increase tin number of its stations even in ..."

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