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to part company
phrase
to disagree over something
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to part ways
phrase
to disagree over something
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to pick a fight
phrase
to intentionally provoke or initiate a conflict or argument with someone
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polarity
/poʊˈɫɛɹəti/
noun
the opposition between two opinions, tendencies, etc.
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polarization
/ˌpoʊɫɝəˈzeɪʃən/, /ˌpoʊɫɝɪˈzeɪʃən/
noun
a split between two opposing groups
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to polarize
/ˈpoʊɫɝˌaɪz/
verb
to be divided into two opposing groups
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to protest
/ˈpɹoʊˌtɛst/, /pɹəˈtɛst/
verb
to show disagreement by taking action or expressing it verbally, particularly in public
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protest
/ˈpɹoʊˌtɛst/, /pɹəˈtɛst/
noun
strong objection to or disapproval of something; actions or words that display this
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provocation
/ˌpɹɑvəˈkeɪʃən/
noun
a statement or action that causes anger or is intended to make someone upset or angry
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provocative
/pɹoʊˈvɑkətɪv/
adjective
causing anger or argument, particularly intentionally
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provocatively
/pɹoʊˈvɑkətɪvɫi/
adverb
in a manner that causes anger or argument, particularly intentionally
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to provoke
/pɹəˈvoʊk/
verb
to intentionally annoy someone so that they become angry
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pugnacious
/pəɡˈnæʃɪs/
adjective
eager to start a fight or argument
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pugnaciously
/pʌɡnˈeɪʃəsli/
adverb
in a way that displays eagerness to start a fight or argument
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pugnacity
/pʌɡnˈæsɪɾi/
noun
eagerness to start a fight or argument
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to quarrel
/ˈkwɔɹəɫ/
verb
to have a serious argument
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quarrel
/ˈkwɔɹəɫ/
noun
a serious argument, usually between people who know each other well
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quarrelsome
/ˈkwɔɹəɫsəm/
adjective
arguing a lot
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to quibble
/ˈkwɪbəɫ/
verb
to argue over unimportant things or to complain about them
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quibble
/ˈkwɪbəɫ/
noun
a minor criticism or complaint about something that is not important
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rift
/ˈɹɪft/
noun
an end to a friendly relationship between people or organizations caused by a serious disagreement
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riven
/ˈɹɪvən/
adjective
(of a group of people) divided by disagreements, particularly violently
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row
/ˈɹoʊ/
noun
a noisy bitter argument between countries, organizations, people, etc.
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ruckus
/ˈɹəkəs/
noun
a noisy argument or activity
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ructions
/ɹˈʌkʃənz/
noun
angry arguments or complaints
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run-in
/ɹˈʌnˈɪn/
noun
a fight or argument, particularly with someone with authority
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scene
/ˈsin/
noun
a heated argument, particularly in public
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schism
/ˈskɪzəm/
noun
a division between a group of people caused by their disagreement over beliefs or views
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scrap
/ˈskɹæp/
noun
a brief quarrel or fight
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set-to
/sˈɛttuː/
noun
a minor argument or fight
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shit stirrer
/ʃˈɪt stˈɜːɹə/
noun
someone who tries to aggravate an argument or enjoys doing so
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shitstorm
/ˈʃɪtˌstɔɹm/
noun
a situation of violent disagreement
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shot
/ˈʃɑt/
noun
a remark that is critical
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shouting match
/ʃˈaʊɾɪŋ mˈætʃ/
noun
a loud argument
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showdown
/ˈʃoʊˌdaʊn/
noun
a fight, test, or argument that will resolve a prolonged disagreement
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shrewish
/ʃɹˈuːɪʃ/
adjective
(of a woman) aggressive, unpleasant, and always arguing
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side
/ˈsaɪd/
noun
one of the people or groups involved in an argument, contest, etc.
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skirmish
/ˈskɝmɪʃ/
noun
a short argument, particularly between political rivals
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to skirmish
/ˈskɝmɪʃ/
verb
to engage in a short argument
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slugfest
/ˈsɫəɡˌfɛst/
noun
an argument in which people talk to each other in an offensive way
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someone started it
phrase
used to say who is at fault for causing an argument or fight
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to spar
/ˈspɑɹ/
verb
to argue with someone in a pleasant way
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to spark up
/spˈɑːɹk ˈʌp/
verb
to start a friendship, conversation, quarrel, etc.
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sparring partner
/spˈɑːɹɪŋ pˈɑːɹtnɚ/
noun
someone with whom one regularly has friendly arguments
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spat
/ˈspæt/
noun
a short quarrel about a matter that is unimportant
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split
/ˈspɫɪt/
noun
separation between a group of people caused by disagreement
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to split
/ˈspɫɪt/
verb
to cause a group of people to be divided into smaller groups because of having different opinions or views
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squabble
/ˈskwɑbəɫ/
noun
a noisy argument over an unimportant matter
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to squabble
/ˈskwɑbəɫ/
verb
to noisily argue over an unimportant matter
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