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{adj: endless, eternal, interminable} tiresomely long; seemingly without end
"endless debates"
"an endless conversation"
"the wait seemed eternal"
"eternal quarreling"
"an interminable sermon"

{adj: late, recent} of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
"a late development"
"their late quarrel"
"his recent trip to Africa"
"in recent months"
"a recent issue of the journal"

{adj: politic, smooth, suave, bland} smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
"he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"
"the hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject"
"the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
"affable, suave, moderate men...smugly convinced of their respectability" - Ezra Pound

{adj: politic} marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness
"it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels"
"a politic decision"
"a politic manager"
"a politic old scoundrel"
"a shrewd and politic reply"
<-> impolitic

{adj: profitless, unprofitable} without profit or reward
"let us have no part in profitless quarrels"- D.D.Eisenhower
"How weary, flat, stale, and unprofitable / Seem to me all the uses of this world"- Shakespeare

{adj: quarrelsome} given to quarreling
"arguing children"
"quarrelsome when drinking"

{adj: resolvable} capable of being settled or resolved
"all disputed points are potentially resolvable"
"a resolvable quarrel"

{adv: anymore, any longer} at the present or from now on; usually used with a negative
"Alice doesn't live here anymore"
"the children promised not to quarrel any more"

{adv: irreverently} in an irreverent manner
"in the seventeenth century England had known fifty years of doctrinal quarrels and civil war; clergymen had been turned from their cures, and churches irreverently used"

{adv: shamefacedly} in a shamefaced manner
"quarrels and dissensions ensued among the cast, most of whom hurriedly and shamefacedly handed over their parts to understudies"

{n: Henry II} first Plantagenet King of England; instituted judicial and financial reforms; quarreled with archbishop Becket concerning the authority of the crown over the church (1133-1189)

{n: Patroclus} (Greek mythology) a friend of Achilles who was killed in the Trojan War; his death led Achilles to return to the fight after his quarrel with Agamemnon

{n: affray, altercation, fracas} noisy quarrel

{n: amicability, amicableness} a disinclination to quarrel

{n: barratry} the offence of vexatiously persisting in inciting lawsuits and quarrels

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

{n: bust-up} a serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship)

{n: crossbow} a bow fixed transversely on a wooden stock grooved to direct the arrow (quarrel)

{n: duel, affaire d'honneur} a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor

{n: exacerbation} violent and bitter exasperation
"his foolishness was followed by an exacerbation of their quarrel"

{n: feud} a bitter quarrel between two parties

{n: instigator, provoker, inciter, instigant, firebrand} someone who deliberately foments trouble
"she was the instigator of their quarrel"

{n: punch-up} a fistfight
"the quarrel ended in a punch-up"

{n: quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup} an angry dispute
"they had a quarrel"
"they had words"

{n: quarreler, quarreller} a disputant who quarrels

{n: quarrel} an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges

{n: squabbler} someone who quarrels about a small matter

{v: brawl, wrangle} to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively
"The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street"

{v: decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate} bring to an end ; settle conclusively
"The case was decided"
"The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"
"The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"

{v: pick} provoke
"pick a fight or a quarrel"

{v: provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up} call forth
"Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"

{v: quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate} have a disagreement over something
"We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"
"These tewo fellows are always scrapping over something"

{v: spat} engage in a brief and petty quarrel


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