To engage in a quarrel:argue, bicker, contend, dispute, fight, quarrel, quibble, spat, tiff, wrangle. (Informal) hassle, tangle. Idioms: cross swords, have it out, have words, lock horns. See conflict noun
A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed:altercation, argument, bicker, clash, contention, controversy, debate, difficulty, disagreement, dispute, fight, polemic, quarrel, run-in, spat, tiff, word (used in plural), wrangle. (Informal) hassle, rhubarb, tangle. See conflict Roget's II The New Thesaurus Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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