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Definition of the noun altercation
What does altercation mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: altercations
- noisy quarrel
- example: An 18-year-old male is in hospital after an altercation at a party last night.
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of altercation: affray / fracas
- more generic words: dustup / quarrel / row / run-in / words / wrangle = an angry dispute
- more specific word: batrachomyomachia = a silly altercation
Alternative definition of the noun altercation
- Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.
Definition of the noun altercation for high school students
- a dispute, fight
- example: Jason and Lionel blamed one another for the car accident, leading to an altercation.
The noun altercation is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for altercation
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Master the Clerical Exams (2010)
offensive Altercation means most nearly (A) defeat (B) concurrence (C) controversy (D) vexation ...
by Research and Education Association, Robert Bell, Brain Higginbotham, Drew Johnson, Michael Snow
An altercation is a dispute or minor conflict.
Word Nerd (2007)
More Than 18,000 Fascinating Facts about Words by Barbara Ann Kipfer
altar comes from Latin altus, meaning “high,” as this is usually a raised structure an individual's conception of another person is called alter an altercation is a heated exchange of words, not a fight the state of being different is alterity ...
and whether the altercation is an unrelated incident or another step in a Communist plan to control the world A more basic question must also be considered: Do the economic and technical advances made in Russia justify subjugation of a ...
by George Crabb
A diference, as distinguished from the others, is generally of a less serious and personal kind; a dispute consists not only of angry words, but much ill blood and unkind offices; an altercation is a wordy dispute, in which diference of opinion is ...
by Grover J. Whitehurst, Barry J. Zimmerman
The concepts were infrequently used words such as ALACRITY and ALTERCATION. Some students were given lexical definitions for each word, such as, “An altercation is a social interchange characterized by a heated exchange of opposing ...
drawn from the best writers by George Crabb
a difference, as distinguished from the others, is generally of a less serious and personal kind ; a dispute consists not only of angry words, hut much ill blood and unkind offices; an altercation is a wordy dispute, in which ...
A Handbook of Ready Reference by Carroll Davidson Wright
A difference is a less serious and personal matter; a dispute suggests many angry words and much ill-feeling; an altercation is a wordy dispute, with wide difference of opinion, and much abusive language; a quarrel is the most serious and ...
Mongolian-English Dictionary (2013)
by Ferdinand D Lessing
Quarrel, strife, dispute, altercation. necessary, needed, useful. -- yn eki. Reason for quarrel. -- jayum-a. Useful object. 4: -- kymyn. Auseful person; one who has come KERELZEGENE / XBPBJIBPBHB on business. n. Field mouse. mori ——.
A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)
by Richard Soule
Wrangling, bickering, quarrelling, altercation, jangle, jar. Janitor, n. Porter, doorkeeper, concierge. Janty, a. [Written also Jaunty.] Showy, finical, airy, fluttering, bedizened, gairish, dressy, gay, fine, pranked out. Japan, v a. Varnish, lacquer.
London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)
Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge
By this hot pursuit of lower controversies amongst men professing religion, and agreeing in the principal foundations thereof, they conceive hope, that, about the higher principles themselves, time will cause altercation to grow. Hooker.
by Walter William Skeat
altercation, a dispute. (F. — L.) M. E. altercation. — O. F. altercation. — L. altcrca- tionem, acc. of altcrcalio. — L. a/tercatus, pp. of altercari, ...
by V. H. Hagopian
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Timothy gets so OFFENDED
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Two deliverymen, about to fight in the street but for the security guard (out of frame,) who is telling them to settle and move on.
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A disagreement between a Siskin and a Chaffinch.
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- Kimbi Daniels altercation
With 0:43 to go in the second AK Kimbi Daniels goes after LB Ryan Bennett knocking his helmet off. After all the scuffling Daniels gets three minor penalties (cross checking, elbowing, and roughing). Then when he's escorted off the ice he exhibits his typical class by pantomining a golf swing in front of the LB bench as he leaves (Note: LB is out of the playoffs and AK is likely to be top seed).
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- Minor altercation
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- An Altercation
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- Silent Altercation
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- Ooops, expensive altercation with a wall!
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- Altercation Meaning
Video shows what altercation means. Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.. altercation ...
- Straight "A" Vocab - Learn Vocabulary from the 3 Stooges - Altercation
- Vocabulary Altercation
- The Y.K. Dictionary - Altercation
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Quotes about altercation
It takes two to start an altercation, but only one to end it.
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Scrabble value of A1L1T1E1R1C3A1T1I1O1N1
The value of this 11-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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