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Synonyms for altercation
ˌɔl tərˈkeɪ ʃənal·ter·ca·tion

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. altercationnoun

    Synonyms:
    dispute, wrangle

  2. altercationnoun

    Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.

    Synonyms:
    dispute, wrangle

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. altercation

    Synonyms:
    dispute, wrangle, contentious, quarrel, dissension, commotion, variance, disturbance, affray, controversy, brawl

    Antonyms:
    unanimity, concord, compromise, agreement, reconciliation, consonance, conversation, harmony

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. affray, altercation, fracasnoun

    noisy quarrel

    Synonyms:
    ruffle, fray, disturbance, fracas, affray

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. altercationnoun

    Synonyms:
    dispute, controversy, contention, strife, difference, jangling, jangle, jarring, rupture, quarrel, sparring, bickering, wrangle, wrangling, dissension, war of words

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "altercation":

    argument

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How to use altercation in a sentence?

  1. John Paul Wilson:

    Participants also believed that the black men were more capable of causing harm in a hypothetical altercation and, troublingly, that police would be more justified in using force to subdue them, even if the men were unarmed.

  2. Ben Crump:

    The truth has finally cut through the noise, i have full faith that this truth will prevail to punish this coldblooded killer who angrily created the altercation that led to Markeis' needless death.

  3. Frank Avila:

    Cynthia Soto was not in the altercation, this is politics at its finest. Even though Cynthia Soto is a state representative, they're harming Cynthia Soto because Cynthia Soto is an elected official and Cynthia Soto won. This is a disgrace. This is a tragedy, and we'll make sure we get these charges dropped.

  4. Crystal Hamilton:

    The investigation revealed that the accused and his wife were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated physically, the wife was able to contact police; however, before officers could arrive, she was allegedly shot and killed by the accused.

  5. Birmingham Police Spokesperson Rod Mauldin:

    The( initial) altercation that occurred did stem from a dog, but we don't know the actual reason for the murders this morning, but this individual was responsible for two murders that occurred here.


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