I noun affray, altercatio, angry dispute, argument, bickering, broil, commotion, conflict, contestation, controversy, disaccord, disputation, dispute, disturbance, feud, fight, fracas, heated debate, iurgium, jangle, jangling, melee, noisy quarrel, quarrel, rixa, row, scuffle, snarl, squabble, strife, wrangle, wrangling foreign phrases:
- Veritas nimium altercando amittitur. — Truth is lost by too much altercation.
II index affray, argument (contention), belligerency, brawl, collision (dispute), commotion, conflict, contest (dispute), controversy (argument), disagreement, dispute, feud, fight (argument), fracas, strife, variance (disagreement)

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  • altercation — [ altɛrkasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVIe; « débat, désaccord » 1289; lat. altercatio ♦ Échange bref et brutal de propos vifs, de répliques désobligeantes. ⇒ dispute, empoignade (cf. Prise de bec). « Les conférences diplomatiques n avaient conduit qu à des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Altercation — Al ter*ca tion (?; 277), n. [F. altercation, fr. L. altercatio.] Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest. Stormy altercations. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Syn: {Altercation}, {Dispute},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • altercation — ALTERCATION. s. f. Débat, contention, contestation entre deux ou plusieurs personnes. Il s éleva une grande altercation entre eux …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • altercation — Altercation. s. f. Signifie la mesme chose, & il est un peu plus usité. Il s esmeut une grande altercation entre eux …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Altercation — (v. lat.), 1) Debatte in den Gerichten; 2) Hader, Zwist …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • altercation — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. altercacion (12c.) and directly from L. altercationem (nom. altercatio) a dispute, debate, discussion, noun of action from pp. stem of altercari to dispute (with another), from alter other (see ALTER (Cf. alter)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • altercation — *quarrel, wrangle, squabble, bickering, spat, tiff Analogous words: fight, conflict, combat, *contest: *discord, dissension, contention, difference, variance, strife: controversy, dispute, *argument Antonyms: concurrence: accord Contrasted words …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • altercation — [n] fight, often verbal argument, beef*, bickering, blowup*, bone of contention*, brawl*, brush*, combat, contest, controversy, dispute, embroilment, flap*, fracas*, fuss, go*, hassle, quarrel, row, rumble*, run in*, set to*, squabbling, tiff*,… …   New thesaurus

  • altercation — Altercation, Altercatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • altercation — ► NOUN ▪ a noisy argument or disagreement. ORIGIN Latin, from altercari to wrangle …   English terms dictionary

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