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A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
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  1. A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
  2. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
  3. The act of contending; strife, struggle, controversy, dispute, quarrel, etc.
A discussion involving opposing points; an argument.
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  1. A discussion involving opposing points; an argument.
  2. (Obsolete) Conflict; strife.
  3. Discussion or consideration of opposing reasons; argument about or deliberation on a question
A failure or refusal to agree.
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  1. A failure or refusal to agree.
  2. A quarrel.
  3. A quarrel or dispute
A dispute or disagreement, esp. one marked by anger and deep resentment
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  1. A dispute or disagreement, esp. one marked by anger and deep resentment
  2. A reason for a dispute or argument:
  3. An angry dispute; an altercation.
A vehement quarrel.
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  1. A vehement quarrel.
  2. An angry or heated argument
A set of statements in which one follows logically as a conclusion from the others.
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  1. A set of statements in which one follows logically as a conclusion from the others.
  2. (--- Archaic) A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
  3. (Linguistics) A word, phrase, or clause in a semantic relation with a word or phrase and that helps complete the meaning of that word or phrase, such as a noun phrase that is the object of a verb. The clause that we go is an argument of the verb suggest in the sentence I suggest that we go.
(Archaic) A skirmish or quarrel
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  1. (Archaic) A skirmish or quarrel
  2. An angry quarrel; a squabble.
  3. A small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub.
A violent conflict or confrontation.
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  1. A violent conflict or confrontation.
  2. A sharp disagreement; conflict
  3. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
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  1. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
  2. The act of contending; strife, struggle, controversy, dispute, quarrel, etc.
  3. A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
A discussion involving opposing points; an argument.
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  1. A discussion involving opposing points; an argument.
  2. Deliberation; consideration:
  3. Discussion or consideration of opposing reasons; argument about or deliberation on a question
A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
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  1. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
  2. The condition or quality of being difficult:
  3. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
A quarrel or dispute
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  1. A quarrel or dispute
  2. Refusal to agree or comply
  3. Failure to agree; difference; incongruity; discrepancy
A verbal controversy; a debate.
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  1. A verbal controversy; a debate.
  2. (Obs.) A fight
  3. A disputing; argument; debate
Power or readiness to fight; pugnacious spirit
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  1. Power or readiness to fight; pugnacious spirit
  2. A confrontation between opposing groups in which each attempts to harm or gain power over the other, as with bodily force or weapons.
  3. A quarrel or conflict:
An argument or controversial discussion
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  1. An argument or controversial discussion
  2. A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
  3. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.
An angry dispute; an altercation.
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  1. An angry dispute; an altercation.
  2. A reason for a dispute or argument:
  3. A dispute or disagreement, esp. one marked by anger and deep resentment
A quarrel or argument.
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  1. A quarrel or argument.
  2. (Informal) A quarrel, fight, etc.
  3. An encounter; a scrape or brush; especially one involving trouble or difficulty.
(Informal) A brief, petty quarrel or dispute
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  1. (Informal) A brief, petty quarrel or dispute
  2. A gaiterlike covering for the instep and ankle, usually of heavy cloth
  3. A larva of an oyster or similar bivalve that has settled by attaching to a surface.
A noisy, petty quarrel or dispute; wrangle
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  1. A noisy, petty quarrel or dispute; wrangle
  2. A noisy quarrel, often about a trivial matter.
Liquor; esp., weak liquor
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  1. Liquor; esp., weak liquor
  2. A slight quarrel; spat
  3. A little drink of weak liquor or punch
Discourse or talk; speech:
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  1. Discourse or talk; speech:
  2. A command or direction; an order:
  3. An assurance or promise; sworn intention:
The act of wrangling.
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  1. The act of wrangling.
  2. An angry, noisy argument or dispute.
A troublesome situation
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  1. A troublesome situation
  2. Trouble; bother.
  3. An argument or a fight.
Any of a genus (Rheum) of perennial, large-leaved plants of the buckwheat family; esp., the domestic pieplant (R. rhaponticum), having large, cordate leaf blades borne on long, thick stalks: the stalks are cooked into a sauce or baked in pies, but the blades are poisonous
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  1. Any of a genus (Rheum) of perennial, large-leaved plants of the buckwheat family; esp., the domestic pieplant (R. rhaponticum), having large, cordate leaf blades borne on long, thick stalks: the stalks are cooked into a sauce or baked in pies, but the blades are poisonous
  2. (Informal) A quarrel, fight, or heated discussion.
  3. A preparation made from the dried rhizomes and roots of any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. palmatum or R. officinale of East Asia, used as a laxative.
(Informal) An argument or altercation.
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  1. (Informal) An argument or altercation.
  2. An intertwisted, confused mass of things, as string, branches, etc.; snarl
  3. (Informal) A fight, quarrel, or argument
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