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squabble | squabbler

squabble squabbler squabbling
a petty argument
  • How to Memorize
    • squabble - argument
  • Analysis

    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.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymswranglequarrel, dispute,
  • Example(s)
    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.