squabble | squabbler

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Meaning(s)

a petty argument

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squabble - argument

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Unlike other words with similar meanings, ‘squabble’ does not imply a high degree of bitterness or anger. Instead, it stresses a childish and unseemly row over something quite trivial or unimportant. It is mostly used in relation to an argument between friends, co-workers, or family members.

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Synonyms quarrel,dispute
Antonyms accord

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  1. The two sisters are actually very close, even though they do squabble an awful lot!

  2. We’re supposed to be working as a team, so enough of this petty squabbling!

  3. Being friends with Gary can be exasperating at times because he is such a squabbler. Especially when he doesn’t get his way.

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