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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun altercation:

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Synonyms of the noun altercation

Equivalent word for the noun altercation:

  1. affray (6 letter word, one of the shortest synonyms for altercation)
    • plural: affrays
  2. fracas (6 letter word, one of the shortest synonyms for altercation)
    • plural: fracases

Hypernyms of the noun altercation

More generic words for the noun altercation, that have fewer characters:

  1. array (5 letter word)
  2. arrow (5 letter word)
    • plural: arrows
    • related terms: arrowless, arrowlet, arrowlike, arrowy
  3. athletics (9 letter word)
    • related terms: athletic, athletism, athletocracy
  4. bargaining (10 letter word)
    • related terms: probargaining, outbargaining, bargainee, bargainable, bargainer, bargainor, Bargainous, bargainwise
  5. bed (3 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for altercation)
    • plural: beds
    • related terms: Biobed, Multibed, probed, probal, Probelike, probeable, prober, subbed, bebed, combed, imbed, interbed, rebed, surbed, underbed, beden, Bedful, bedless, bedlike, bedman, bedward
  6. conflict (8 letter word)
  7. difference (10 letter word)
  8. dispute (7 letter word)
    • plural: disputes
    • related terms: predispute, predisputant, predisputation, redispute, disputable, disputer, disputant, disputation, disputative
  9. dustup (6 letter word)
    • plural: dustups
  10. language (8 letter word)
  11. layer (5 letter word)
  12. line (4 letter word)
    • plural: lines
    • related terms: picoline, picolinic, kiloline, petaline, midline, indoline, Amphiline, isoline, metaline, monoline, Multiline, Polyline, Periline, proline, Prolinate, pyroline, subline, superline, superliner, colline, collinal, Colliness, inline, Inlinable, A-line, Counterline, interline, interliner, intraline, outline, outliner, overline, reline, reliner, underline, underlinen, underliner, upline, lineage, linen, Lineic, lineless, linelet, linelike, liney, lineable, lineate, liner, linous, lineation, lineman
  13. quarrel (7 letter word)
    • plural: quarrels
    • related terms: interquarrel, quarrelling, quarrelsome, quarreler, quarrelous
  14. row (3 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for altercation)
    • plural: rows
    • related terms: Multirow, a-row, outrow, rerow, rowen, rowlet, rowy, rowable, rower, rowty
  15. sequence (8 letter word)
  16. speech (6 letter word)
    • plural: speeches
    • related terms: Midspeech, Nonspeech, self-speech, bespeech, Cyberspeech, forespeech, interspeech, misspeech, outspeech, overspeech, speechful, speechify, speechless, Speechlike, speechment, speecher
  17. sport (5 letter word)
    • plural: sports
    • related terms: disport, disportment, disportive, Antisport, Multisport, Nonsport, prosport, semisport, Supersport, transport, transportal, transportee, transportment, transportable, transportance, transporter, transportation, transportive, transportative, Autosport, outsport, sportful, sportless, Sportlike, sportling, sportsome, sporty, sportable, sportance, sporter, sportive, sportly
  18. strip (5 letter word)
  19. succession (10 letter word)
    • plural: successions
    • related terms: nonsuccession, nonsuccessful, nonsuccessive, successful, Successism, successless, successor, successive
  20. text (4 letter word)
  21. words (5 letter word)
    • related terms: microwords, megawords, multiwords, forewords, miswords, overwords, Overwordy, rewords, wordage, Wordhood, wordish, wordless, wordlike, wordness, Wordoid, wordy, wordable, worder, wordman, wordmanship, WordWise
  22. wrangle (7 letter word)
    • plural: wrangles
    • related terms: outwrangle, wrangler

More generic words for the noun altercation, that have more characters:

  1. successiveness (14 letter word, the longest hypernym for altercation)
    • plural: successivenesses
    • related terms: nonsuccessiveness, nonsuccessful, nonsuccessive, successful, Successism, successless, successor, successive

More generic phrases for the noun altercation:

  1. chronological sequence (22 character phrase)
  2. chronological succession (24 characters phrase, one of the longest phrasal hypernyms for altercation)
  3. difference of opinion (21 character phrase)
  4. linguistic communication (24 characters phrase, one of the longest phrasal hypernyms for altercation)
    • related terms: paralinguistic communication, linguistic community
  5. oral communication (18 character phrase)
  6. speech communication (20 character phrase)
    • related term: speech community
  7. spoken communication (20 character phrase)
  8. spoken language (15 character phrase)
  9. textual matter (14 character phrase)
  10. voice communication (19 character phrase)

Other more generic term for the noun altercation:

  1. run-in (6 character term)

Hyponyms of the noun altercation

More specific word for the noun altercation:

  1. batrachomyomachia (17 letter word)

Related words for the term altercation, that have fewer characters:

  1. argument (8 letter word)
    • related terms: counterargument, reargument, argumental, Argumentless, argumentation, argumentive, argumentative
  2. bicker (6 letter word)
    • inflections: bickered, bickering, bickers
    • related term: bickerer
  3. bickering (9 letter word)
    • related terms: unbickering, bickerer
  4. brawl (5 letter word)
    • inflections: brawled, brawling, brawls
    • related terms: brawlsome, brawly, brawler
  5. broil (5 letter word)
    • inflections: broiled, broiling, broils
    • related terms: overbroil, broilery, broiler
  6. combat (6 letter word)
    • inflections: combatted, combatting, combated, combating, combats
    • related terms: intercombat, precombat, precombatant, combatable, combater, combatant, combative
  7. contention (10 letter word)
    • related terms: Discontention, precontention, precontentment, precontently, contentful, contentless, contentment, contentness, contentable, contentious, contentation, contently
  8. contest (7 letter word)
    • inflections: contested, contesting, contests
    • related terms: precontest, recontest, subcontest, contestee, contestless, contestable, contestate, contester, contestant, contestation
  9. debate (6 letter word)
    • inflections: debated, debating, debates
    • related terms: interdebate, overdebate, Postdebate, predebate, redebate, debatable, debater, Debation
  10. donnybrook (10 letter word)
  11. enmity (6 letter word)
  12. feud (4 letter word)
    • inflections: feuded, feuding, feuds
    • related terms: feudal, feudee, feudist, feuder
  13. fight (5 letter word)
    • inflections: fought, fighting, fights
    • related terms: unfight, unfightable, infight, infighter, outfight, outfighter, Postfight, Prefight, refight, fightable, fighter
  14. fighting (8 letter word)
    • related terms: unfighting, unfightable, infighting, infighter, outfighting, outfighter, refighting, fightable, fighter
  15. fliting (7 letter word)
  16. fuss (4 letter word)
    • inflections: fussed, fussing, fusses
    • related terms: fussify, Fussless, fussy, fusser
  17. hostility (9 letter word)
    • related terms: unhostility, overhostility, prehostility, hostilize
  18. imbroglio (9 letter word)
  19. litigation (10 letter word)
    • related terms: Overlitigation, prelitigation, relitigation, relitigate, litigable, litigate, litigious, litigant
  20. logomachy (9 letter word)
  21. polemic (7 letter word)
    • related terms: unpolemic, polemics, polemist, polemise, polemize
  22. quarreling (10 letter word)
    • related terms: unquarreling, unquarrelling, unquarrelsome, interquarreling, quarrelling, quarrelsome, quarreler, quarrelous
  23. scrapping (9 letter word)
    • related terms: scraplet, scrapling, scrapy, scrapable, scrapman
  24. snarl (5 letter word)
    • inflections: snarled, snarling, snarls
    • related terms: Asnarl, unsnarl, countersnarl, snarlish, snarly, snarler
  25. spat (4 letter word)
    • inflections: spatted, spatting, spats
    • related terms: outspat, spacy, spatial, spatling, spatiate
  26. squabble (8 letter word)
    • inflections: squabbled, squabbling, squabbles
    • related terms: squabbly, squabbler
  27. squabbling (10 letter word)
    • related terms: unsquabbling, squabbly, squabbler
  28. strife (6 letter word)
    • related terms: understrife, strifeful, strifeless
  29. struggle (8 letter word)
    • inflections: struggled, struggling, struggles
    • related terms: counterstruggle, prestruggle, upstruggle, struggler
  30. tiff (4 letter word)
    • inflections: tiffed, tiffing, tiffs
    • related terms: tiffish, tiffy
  31. tussle (6 letter word)
    • inflections: tussled, tussling, tussles
    • related term: tussler
  32. vendetta (8 letter word)
  33. war (3 letter word)
    • inflections: warred, warring, wars
    • related terms: dewar, A-war, antewar, Counterwar, cyberwar, interwar, Inter-War, outwar, postwar, Post-war, prewar, Pre-War, subwar, warful, warine, warish, warless, warlike, warling, warship, wary, warty, warman, warly
  34. warfare (7 letter word)
  35. wrangling (9 letter word)
    • related terms: unwrangling, outwrangling, wrangler

Related word for the term altercation, that has the same number of characters:

  1. controversy (11 letter word)
    • related terms: precontroversy, precontroversial, controversial
  2. disputation (11 letter word)
    • related terms: predisputation, predisputant, disputable, disputer, disputant, disputative
  3. embroilment (11 letter word)
    • related terms: disembroilment, embroiler

Related words for the term altercation, that have more characters:

  1. contentiousness (15 letter word)
    • related terms: uncontentiousness, uncontentious, overcontentiousness, overcontentious, contentious
  2. contestation (12 letter word)
    • related terms: contestee, contestless, contestable, contestate, contester, contestant
  3. quarrelsomeness (15 letter word)
  4. altercate (9 letter word)
    • related terms: altercation, altercative
  5. altercative (11 letter word)
    • related terms: altercate, altercation

Related phrases for the term altercation, that have fewer characters:

  1. blood feud (10 character phrase)
  2. paper war (9 character phrase)

Related phrase for the term altercation, that has the same number of characters:

  1. sharp words (11 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term altercation, that have more characters:

  1. Kilkenny cats (13 character phrase)
  2. cat-and-dog life (16 character phrase)
  3. cut and thrust (14 character phrase)
  4. Donnybrook Fair (15 character phrase)
  5. open quarrel (12 character phrase)
  6. slanging match (14 character phrase)
  7. war of words (12 character phrase)

Other related term for the term altercation:

  1. falling-out (11 character term)

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