Synonyms and related words:
Kilkenny cats, aflicker, aggressive, aggressiveness, altercation, apologetics, apologia, apology, argument, argumentation, bellicose, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerent, bicker, blinking, boggling, captious, captiousness, casuistry, cat-and-dog life, caviling, chicane, chicanery, choplogic, combat, combative, combativeness, conflict, contention, contentiousness, contest, contestation, controversy, cut and thrust, dancing, debate, defense, disputation, disputatious, dispute, dissension, dissent, dissidence, divisive, dodging, embroilment, enmity, equivocation, equivocatory, eristic, evasion, evasive, faction, factional, factious, factiousness, fencing, fighting, flak, flashing, flickering, flickery, flicky, fluttering, fluttery, flyting, hairsplitting, hassle, hedging, hostility, hubbub, infighting, irascibility, irascible, irritability, irritable, lambent, litigation, litigious, litigiousness, logic-chopping, logomachy, nit-picking, paltering, paper war, parrying, partisan, partisan spirit, partisanship, passage of arms, pettifoggery, petty, picayune, playing, polarizing, polemic, polemics, prevarication, pugnacious, pugnacity, pussyfooting, quarrel, quarreling, quarrelsome, quarrelsomeness, quibbling, quivering, quivery, rhubarb, row, run-in, scrapping, set-to, shifting, shrewish, shrewishness, shuffling, sidestepping, spat, squabble, squabbling, strife, stroboscopic, struggle, subterfuge, tergiversation, trichoschistic, trichoschistism, trifling, trivial, verbal engagement, war, war of words, warfare, wavering, wavery, words, wrangle, wrangling

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  • Bickering — Bick er*ing, n. 1. A skirmishing. Frays and bickerings. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Altercation; wrangling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bickering — index altercation, argument (contention), contest (dispute), discord, dispute, dissension, dissidence …   Law dictionary

  • bickering — (n.) c.1300, a skirmish, from BICKER (Cf. bicker) (v.). Meaning a verbal wrangle is from 1570s. As a prp. adjective, attested from 1808 in the sense of contentious; earlier it was used to mean flashing, quivering (1660s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bickering — spat, tiff, squabble, *quarrel, wrangle, altercation Analogous words: *discord, contention, dissension, strife, conflict …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bickering — n. constant, incessant bickering * * * incessant bickering constant …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Bickering — Bicker Bick er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bickered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bickering}.] [OE. bikeren, perh. fr. Celtic; cf. W. bicra to fight, bicker, bicre conflict, skirmish; perh. akin to E. beak.] 1. To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bickering —   Kū ē ē, ho opa apa a.    ♦ Bickering relationship, pili hukihuki …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • bickering — noun Petty quarreling. Usually considered a childish behaviour, although often applied to adults. Meeting of Parliament. Choice of a whig Speaker. Speech from the throne. Parliamentary proceedings, and party bickerings …   Wiktionary

  • bickering — bick·er·ing || bkÉ™rɪŋ n. quarreling, squabbling, disputing, arguing bick·er || bɪkÉ™ v. quarrel, squabble, dispute, argue …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bickering — n. Dispute, quarrel, wrangle, wrangling, jangle, jarring, jangling, sparring, altercation, dissension, contention, strife, war of words …   New dictionary of synonyms

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