Quarrel is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of quarrel, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - have a disagreement over something
EXAMPLES - Quarrel in a Sentence
- The next worst thing to a quarrel is a compromise. (source)
- Jats are called quarrel-some, but that is not true. (source)
- The crux of the quarrel was the question of machinery. (source)
- This is the repeat of the James Irvin quarrel for Alexander. (source)
- The quarrel was the means of a great and happy reconciliation. (source)
- His quarrel was a sectional one, and he fought for his section. (source)
- So my quarrel is not with the people who are getting the information. (source)
- My quarrel is with the policy that comes from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. (source)
- "No, Rachel, there was no quarrel; not what you call a quarrel, I suppose. (source)
- Your quarrel is our quarrel and that of the great Whig party of this nation. (source)
- But to hurt a man in a quarrel is the proper effect of anger, for the reason given above. (source)
- My quarrel is not with the excellent methods you use to produce the fine wines that you do. (source)
- Mr. Patten does not, finally, judge the merits of the quarrel, which is probably unresolvable. (source)
- If, when returning home, a person should meet him bearing a light, a quarrel will be the result. (source)
- Our quarrel is a _family_ quarrel, and has no room in the columns of the capitalistic papers .... (source)
- The alleged ground of her quarrel was the high rates of the tariff imposed by Congress upon imports. (source)
- My quarrel is not with anyone who raises doubts about the significance of human-caused global warning. (source)
- "I suppose that shuttin 'her up in the dish closet wasn't what you'd call a quarrel, hey?" he observed. (source)
- The majority of folks know bigotry when they see it, and this quarrel is pretty ludicrous from the get-go. (source)
- The cause of the quarrel was a trifle; her father had sent her a Christmas check, and she immediately sent to (source)
- Bob, glowering (which was a pity with so many women on the jury), replied that the quarrel was a private matter. (source)
- July 9, 2006, 2: 26 pm texas holdem poker says: texas holdem poker envelope contain quarrel amelioration? applaud puppies (source)
- Even in their engagement days he had never brought her flowers, and any overture from him after a quarrel was a thing unknown. (source)
- Rostov recalled their quarrel of yesterday and the question presented itself whether he ought or ought not to challenge Bolkonski. (source)
- My quarrel is the current system doesn't give a good basic education to most, even those children with loving and committed parents. (source)
- The quarrel was the culmination, on Ezra's part, of a gradually developing "grouch" brought on by the loneliness of his surroundings. (source)
- Broadly, our quarrel is that of pessimism and optimism, only your pessimism is unconscious, which makes it the more dangerous to yourself. (source)
- "The unwillingness of the Arabs to end the quarrel is a manifestation of the underlying cultural malaise from which Islamic extremism emerges." (source)
- The pitiful tale of taxation now commences -- the unhappy quarrel, which issued in the dismemberment of the British empire, has here its origin. (source)
- As a result of its intrigues half Europe was arming to hurl herself upon France, and her quarrel was the quarrel of the French King with his people. (source)
- Edgar risks his reason up in quarrel with Oswald, as he has risked it in assisting Gloucester after a duke's defamation by Cornwall, Goneril, Regan as good as Edmund. (source)
- Of course, we must find the proper approach to this subject and not get lost in the libertarian-deterministic quarrel, which is the turning-point in contemporary criminal law. (source)
- A ridiculously false story is almost constantly followed by a charge of lying; a quarrel is the consequence; and the conversation is generally terminated with some blows of the poignard. (source)
- The story of the quarrel, which is first reported in Plutarch in the first century AD, is also hard to reconcile with our earliest source for the story of the Delian problem, Eratosthenes. (source)
- The habit of these dirty colored women of arresting their husbands every time they have a family quarrel is becoming intolerable and should either be stopped or colored men should stop marrying. (source)
- Then, since a quarrel was the very last thing he was looking for, he retired into his own gloomy quarters at the rear, taking care to sit so that he could see and overhear what passed at the entrance. (source)
- So I think it was our attempt to try to say directly to the Serbians what our views are, which is, our quarrel is not with the people, it is with the authoritarian government that's pursuing this policy. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 65.0, which suggests that "quarrel" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 51 synonyms for quarrel.
affray, altercation, argument, battle royal, beef, bickering, brannigan, brawl, breach, broil, catfight, combat, commotion, complaint, contention, controversy, difference, difference of opinion, difficulty, disapproval, discord, disputation, dispute, dissension, dissidence, disturbance, dust, falling-out, feud, fight, fisticuffs, fracas, fray, fuss, hassle, misunderstanding, objection, rhubarb, row, ruckus, run-in, scrap, set-to, spat, squabble, strife, struggle, tiff, tumult, vendetta, wrangle
We have 14 antonyms for quarrel.
accord, agreement, approval, calm, calmness, concord, concurrence, harmony, order, peace, praise, quiet, sanction, tranquility
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (kwôrˈəl, kwŏrˈ-)
View up to 25 definitions of quarrel from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) An angry dispute; an altercation.
- (noun) A cause of a dispute or an argument: We have no quarrel with the findings of the committee.
- (verb-intransitive) To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily. See Synonyms at argue.
- (verb-intransitive) To disagree; differ: I quarrel with your conclusions.
- (verb-intransitive) To find fault; complain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A verbal dispute or heated argument.
- (noun) A ground of dispute; a complaint
- (verb) To disagree.
- (verb) To contend, argue strongly, squabble.
- (verb) To find fault.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) An arrow for a crossbow; -- so named because it commonly had a square head.
- (noun) Any small square or quadrangular member.
- (noun) A square of glass, esp. when set diagonally.
- (noun) A small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps, etc., make the form nearly square.
- (noun) A square or lozenge-shaped paving tile.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A complaint; a lament; lamentation.
- (noun) An accusation; in law, a complaint; an action, real or personal.
- (noun) Cause, occasion, or motive of complaint, objection, dispute, contention, or debate; the basis or ground of being at variance with another; hence, the cause or side of a certain party at variance with another.
- (noun) Cause in general; reason; plea; ground.
- (noun) Altercation; an altercation; an angry dispute; a wrangle; a brawl.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) have a disagreement over something
- (noun) an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges
- (noun) an angry dispute