wrangle

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

a lengthy dispute or argument

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wrangle - dispute

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A ‘wrangle’ is a long, drawn-out, and intense quarrel, usually over a detailed and complicated situation or issue. For that reason, such disputes often require mediation or legal intervention to resolve, making the word common in a variety of professional contexts.

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Synonyms quarrel,disagreement
Antonyms resolve

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  1. The accident resulted in a lengthy legal wrangle over who was culpable and obliged to pay damages.

  2. I don’t want to get into a wrangle with my former employer, so I won’t sue for unfair dismissal.

  3. Endless wrangles in parliament over the policy has meant much less time being spent on other essential matters.

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