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bickering Explained

bickering at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bickering at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

140 Moby Thesaurus words for "bickering":
Kilkenny cats, aflicker, aggressive, aggressiveness, altercation,
apologetics, apologia, apology, argument, argumentation, bellicose,
bellicosity, belligerence, belligerent, bicker, blinking, boggling,
captious, captiousness, casuistry, cat-and-dog life, caviling,
chicane, chicanery, choplogic, combat, combative, combativeness,
conflict, contention, contentiousness, contest, contestation,
controversy, cut and thrust, dancing, debate, defense, disputation,
disputatious, dispute, dissension, dissent, dissidence, divisive,
dodging, embroilment, enmity, equivocation, equivocatory, eristic,
evasion, evasive, faction, factional, factious, factiousness,
fencing, fighting, flak, flashing, flickering, flickery, flicky,
fluttering, fluttery, flyting, hairsplitting, hassle, hedging,
hostility, hubbub, infighting, irascibility, irascible,
irritability, irritable, lambent, litigation, litigious,
litigiousness, logic-chopping, logomachy, nit-picking, paltering,
paper war, parrying, partisan, partisan spirit, partisanship,
passage of arms, pettifoggery, petty, picayune, playing,
polarizing, polemic, polemics, prevarication, pugnacious,
pugnacity, pussyfooting, quarrel, quarreling, quarrelsome,
quarrelsomeness, quibbling, quivering, quivery, rhubarb, row,
run-in, scrapping, set-to, shifting, shrewish, shrewishness,
shuffling, sidestepping, spat, squabble, squabbling, strife,
stroboscopic, struggle, subterfuge, tergiversation, trichoschistic,
trichoschistism, trifling, trivial, verbal engagement, war,
war of words, warfare, wavering, wavery, words, wrangle,

Bickering at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bicker \Bick"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bickered}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Bickering}.] [OE. bikeren, perh. fr. Celtic; cf. W. bicra
to fight, bicker, bicre conflict, skirmish; perh. akin to E.
1. To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight. [Obs.]

Two eagles had a conflict, and bickered together.

2. To contend in petulant altercation; to wrangle.

Petty things about which men cark and bicker.

3. To move quickly and unsteadily, or with a pattering noise;
to quiver; to be tremulous, like flame.

They [streamlets] bickered through the sunny shade.

Bickering \Bick"er*ing\, n.
1. A skirmishing. ``Frays and bickerings.'' --Milton.

2. Altercation; wrangling.

bickering at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a quarrel about petty points [syn: {bicker}, {spat}, {tiff},
{squabble}, {pettifoggery}, {fuss}]

bickering at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-nou » n
  • Petty quarreling. Usually considered a childish behaviour, although often applied to adults.
    1. 1820, in Memoirs of John Duke of Marlborough, By William Coxe, Ch.40 heading.
    2. : Meeting of Parliament. — Choice of a whig Speaker. — Speech from the throne. — Parliamentary proceedings, and party bickerings.
    3. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=October 15
    |author=Phil McNulty
    |title=Liverpool 1 - 1 Man Utd
    |work=BBC Sport
    |passage=After Evra was also shown a yellow card following a prolonged bout of bickering which also involved Suarez, Ferguson decided on a double change by replacing Park Ji-sung and Ashley Young with Nani and Rooney.


    Inter: trans-top » petty quarreling
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kiistely, Inter: t- » fi|kinastelu

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|veszekedés, Inter: t+ » hu|civódás, Inter: t- » hu|pörlekedés

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


  • Inter: present participle of » bicker


    Inter: trans-top » present participle of bicker
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|gekrakeel|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: de » bickering
    Translation: et » bickering
    Translation: fr » bickering
    Translation: io » bickering
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    Translation: mg » bickering
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    Translation: te » bickering
    Translation: vi » bickering