altercation

  • 1 altercation — [ altɛrkasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVIe; « débat, désaccord » 1289; lat. altercatio ♦ Échange bref et brutal de propos vifs, de répliques désobligeantes. ⇒ dispute, empoignade (cf. Prise de bec). « Les conférences diplomatiques n avaient conduit qu à des… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Altercation — Al ter*ca tion (?; 277), n. [F. altercation, fr. L. altercatio.] Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest. Stormy altercations. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Syn: {Altercation}, {Dispute},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 altercation — I noun affray, altercatio, angry dispute, argument, bickering, broil, commotion, conflict, contestation, controversy, disaccord, disputation, dispute, disturbance, feud, fight, fracas, heated debate, iurgium, jangle, jangling, melee, noisy… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 altercation — ALTERCATION. s. f. Débat, contention, contestation entre deux ou plusieurs personnes. Il s éleva une grande altercation entre eux …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 5 altercation — Altercation. s. f. Signifie la mesme chose, & il est un peu plus usité. Il s esmeut une grande altercation entre eux …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 Altercation — (v. lat.), 1) Debatte in den Gerichten; 2) Hader, Zwist …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 altercation — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. altercacion (12c.) and directly from L. altercationem (nom. altercatio) a dispute, debate, discussion, noun of action from pp. stem of altercari to dispute (with another), from alter other (see ALTER (Cf. alter)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 altercation — *quarrel, wrangle, squabble, bickering, spat, tiff Analogous words: fight, conflict, combat, *contest: *discord, dissension, contention, difference, variance, strife: controversy, dispute, *argument Antonyms: concurrence: accord Contrasted words …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 altercation — [n] fight, often verbal argument, beef*, bickering, blowup*, bone of contention*, brawl*, brush*, combat, contest, controversy, dispute, embroilment, flap*, fracas*, fuss, go*, hassle, quarrel, row, rumble*, run in*, set to*, squabbling, tiff*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 altercation — Altercation, Altercatio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 11 altercation — ► NOUN ▪ a noisy argument or disagreement. ORIGIN Latin, from altercari to wrangle …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 altercation — [ôl΄tər kā′shən] n. [L altercatio] an angry or heated argument SYN. QUARREL2 …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 altercation — n. 1) to have an altercation 2) an altercation about, over; between; with * * * [ˌɔːltə keɪʃ(ə)n] between over with an altercation about to have analtercation …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 ALTERCATION — s. f. Débat, contestation entre deux ou plusieurs personnes. Il s éleva une grande altercation entre eux. Ils ont ensemble de fréquentes altercations. Ils ont des altercations perpétuelles. Cette altercation doit enfin cesser …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 ALTERCATION — n. f. Débat, contestation entre deux ou plusieurs personnes. Il s’éleva une grande altercation entre eux. Ils ont ensemble de fréquentes altercations. Ils ont des altercations perpétuelles. Cette altercation doit enfin cesser …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 16 altercation —    ◘ Three youths were injured in the altercation (Chicago Tribune).    No one suffers physical injury in an altercation. It is a heated exchange of words and nothing more …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 17 altercation — [[t]ɔ͟ːltə(r)ke͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] altercations N COUNT: oft N with/between n An altercation is a noisy argument or disagreement. [FORMAL] I had a slight altercation with some people who objected to our filming. Syn: dispute …

    English dictionary

  • 18 altercation — UK [ˌɔːltə(r)ˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌɔltərˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms altercation : singular altercation plural altercations formal a noisy argument …

    English dictionary

  • 19 altercation — /awl teuhr kay sheuhn/, n. a heated or angry dispute; noisy argument or controversy. [1350 1400; ME altercacioun < L altercation (s. of altercatio). See ALTERCATE, ION] Syn. quarrel, disagreement, clash; squabble, tiff. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 20 altercation — noun /ɔl.tɚˈke.ʃən/ Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest. What the hell is it to you who are my friends? roared McMurdo in a voice which brought every head in the carriage round to… …

    Wiktionary


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