quarrelling


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quarrel \Quar"rel\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quarreledor
   Quarrelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Quarreling or Quarrelling.]
   1. To violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to
      fall out; to be or become antagonistic.
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            Our people quarrel with obedience.    --Shak.
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            But some defect in her
            Did quarrel with the noblest grace she owed. --Shak.
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   2. To dispute angrily, or violently; to wrangle; to scold; to
      altercate; to contend; to fight.
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            Beasts called sociable quarrel in hunger and lust.
                                                  --Sir W.
                                                  Temple.
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   3. To find fault; to cavil; as, to quarrel with one's lot.
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            I will not quarrel with a slight mistake.
                                                  --Roscommon.
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