verbal contention

verbal contention
index contest (dispute), dispute

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • contention — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Act of contending Nouns 1. (act of contending) contention, strife, contest, contestation, altercation, infighting; struggle; belligerency, pugnacity, combativeness (see irascibility); competition,… …   English dictionary for students

  • verbal conflict — index argument (contention) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • contention — Synonyms and related words: Discordia, Eris, altercation, antagonism, anteposition, antipathy, antithesis, apologetics, apologia, apology, argument, argumentation, argumentative, bellicose, belligerence, belligerent, bicker, bickering, blood feud …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dispute — dis·pute 1 /di spyüt/ vb dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing vi: to engage in a dispute disputing with management over contract terms vt: to engage in a dispute over disputing the correct application of the contract provision; esp: to oppose by argume …   Law dictionary

  • contest — con·test 1 /kən test/ vt: to dispute or challenge through legal procedures contest a will con·test 2 / kän ˌtest/ n: a challenge brought through formal or legal procedures boundary controversies or other contest s between states Felix… …   Law dictionary

  • quarrel — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. altercation, wrangle, squabble, spat (inf.); dispute, controversy, feud. v. i. dispute, disagree, wrangle, squabble; find fault. See discord, disapprobation. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An angry dispute]… …   English dictionary for students

  • quarrel# — quarrel n Quarrel, wrangle, altercation, squabble, bickering, spat, tiff are comparable when they mean a dispute marked by anger or discord on both sides. The same distinctions in implications and connotations are found in their corresponding… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • quarrel — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, square block of stone, bolt, from Vulgar Latin *quadrellum, diminutive of Latin quadrum square more at quadrate Date: 13th century a square headed bolt or arrow especially for a crossbow II.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • strife — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. contention, emulation, rivalry; altercation; dissension, discord, dispute, quarrel; war, warfare; struggle, conflict. Ant., peace, calm. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Verbal contention] Syn. quarrel, discard …   English dictionary for students

  • dispute — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. contradict, controvert, doubt, contest, question; argue, debate, quarrel, bicker, wrangle. n. disputation, debate, argument, disagreement. See discord, negation, reasoning. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

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