Adjective "quarrel" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A heated argument or disagreement, typically about a trivial issue and between people who are usually on good term.
  1. 'The Baildons were known for legal quarrels, fighting, intimidation and even murder.'
  2. 'The office is not a place either for a lover's quarrel, which could be annoying and inappropriate to colleagues.'
  3. 'Confrontation on Spruce St. is one example, in which a young couple is seen arguing - maybe over a parking spot, maybe having a lovers' quarrel, maybe even sharing a joke.'
  4. 'The injury he had done was not the result of sudden heat of blood or quarrel, but of a deliberate determination to commit violence, for the purpose of preventing others working for the wages they chose to work for.'
  5. 'Customers often asked the kindly gentleman to help crack their problems, which could be anything from domestic quarrels to housing disputes.'
  6. 'Actually, the same principle used to solve domestic quarrels can be applied to achieve world peace.'
  7. 'Meanwhile courtiers had told Cosimo that his mathematician was engaging in disputes that might bring discredit on him, so he advised Galileo to write out his arguments and avoid public quarrels.'
  8. 'You are entering a challenging time of quarrels and conflict that nevertheless will offer you the chance to put an end to a tricky situation once and for all.'
  9. 'Serious diplomatic quarrels and armed conflicts have begun over less significant misunderstandings.'
  10. 'All the misunderstandings and quarrels of the past had been sorted out.'
  11. 'we have no quarrel with the people of the country, only with the dictator'
  12. 'And I have absolutely no quarrel whatsoever with how well, Steve, you performed your duties.'
  13. 'One would have no quarrel in taking into account the factor of saving the prosecutrix the ordeal of giving evidence.'
  14. 'That's one of my chief quarrels with that form of Christianity.'
  15. 'She shares her own student quarrels with New Criticism, describes how she supplements her use of it with psychology and history, and laments its waning relevance.'
  16. 'As for D' Souza's defense of capitalism, he'll get no quarrel from me, although it's astonishing how little these arguments change over the years.'
  17. 'My only real quarrel is with the chapter on ‘Neurodevelopment and Pharmacological Treatment’ by the aforementioned editors of Pathological Gambling.'
  18. 'Several, in fact, read my blog and with such people I have no quarrel and never have had one.'
  19. 'On the contrary, many people who have no quarrel with having liquor served with meals often treat the matter as a non-issue.'
  20. 'My second quarrel is with Prager's description of the Left as ‘easily offended’.'
  21. 'That war was not the quarrel of the indigenous people, yet we conscripted them to fight it.'


Have a heated argument or disagreement.
  1. 'They accuse and defend, bicker and quarrel, and cannot seem to talk about their real feelings or listen to each other.'
  2. 'Police said the couple had quarrelled earlier in the evening.'
  3. 'Of course, lovers never had it easy: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet paid with their lives only because their families quarrelled.'
  4. 'While neither side disputed the facts with respect to integration, they quarrelled over differing interpretations of the consequences.'
  5. 'After the enemies were vanquished, however, the victors quarreled and their fundamental disagreements emerged.'
  6. 'They bicker and quarrel, yet clearly love each other.'
  7. 'Now, husband and wife are quarrelling about more mundane matters.'
  8. 'When her husband took drugs, he became a completely different person who would quarrel over trivia, and even simple things like not having orange juice in the refrigerator can lead to big fights.'
  9. 'There was, consequently, little communication to be had between the two of us, but I learned my fair share of slang and swear words, and I also learned to quarrel in a foreign language.'
  10. 'On various occasions during the trip Tim and Chris quarrelled, but Tim assured Trevor in the long run it made their friendship stronger.'
  11. 'some people quarrel with this approach'
  12. 'But at the same time, he quarrels with the logic that produced that strategy and puts a set of onerous conditions in the way of its execution.'
  13. 'He may have been a tyrant but the world still quarrels with the manner and mode in which he was ousted from power by the powerful nations who on paper believe in democracy and the rule of law.'
  14. 'That this concept is true is just so blazingly obvious that I can't imagine anybody quarrelling with it.'
  15. 'But I am not quarreling with the fact that the reviewer doesn't like the book - he's perfectly free not to - or even with the idea that if there were some sort of objective, platonic ideal of a best books list, Tolkien would not be on it.'
  16. 'He was an effective president anyway and I don't quarrel with his legacy.'
  17. 'Staff have suggested 17 different alternatives, on which the public will be asked to give opinions, providing no one quarrels with the magic number of four, which is what council has decided we will have.'
  18. 'Till date, no one has quarrelled with the fee structure - not even the government.'
  19. 'he will quarrel like hell if he see black pods on the trees'
  20. 'All truth be told, despite the fact that we may quarrel about the hardships about living here in Jamaica, I know that I could be far worse off.'
  21. 'There was a lot of complaining and some quarreling from all involved.'


A short, heavy square-headed arrow or bolt used in a crossbow or arbalest.
  1. 'A few Elven archers fell, pierced by the poisoned crossbow quarrels (arrows).'
  2. 'A box of quarrels for the crossbow that hung from his saddle adorned his belt, and the usual broadsword rode in its scabbard on his left side.'

More definitions

1. an angry dispute or altercation; a disagreement marked by a temporary or permanent break in friendly relations.

2. a cause of dispute, complaint, or hostile feeling: She has no quarrel with her present salary. verb (used without object), quarreled, quarreling or (especially British) quarrelled, quarrelling.

3. to disagree angrily; squabble; wrangle.

4. to end a friendship as a result of a disagreement.

5. to make a complaint; find fault.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be quarrel."


(quarrel)Middle English: from Old French, based on late Latin quadrus ‘square’. Compare with quarry.