to part company

to part company

/pˈɑːɹt kˈʌmpəni/
phrase
to disagree over something

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to part ways

to part ways

/pˈɑːɹt wˈeɪz/
phrase
to disagree over something

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to [pick] a fight

to [pick] a fight

/pˈɪk ɐ fˈaɪt/
phrase
to intentionally start an argument or fight

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polarity

polarity

/poʊˈɫɛɹəti/
noun
the opposition between two opinions, tendencies, etc.

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polarization

polarization

/ˌpoʊɫɝəˈzeɪʃən/, /ˌpoʊɫɝɪˈzeɪʃən/
noun
a split between two opposing groups

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to polarize

to polarize

/ˈpoʊɫɝˌaɪz/
verb
to be divided into two opposing groups

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to protest

to protest

/ˈpɹoʊˌtɛst/, /pɹəˈtɛst/
verb
to express opposition or disapproval either with words or in action, particularly in public

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protest

protest

/ˈpɹoʊˌtɛst/, /pɹəˈtɛst/
noun
strong objection to or disapproval of something; actions or words that display this

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provocation

provocation

/ˌpɹɑvəˈkeɪʃən/
noun
a statement or action that causes anger or is intended to make someone upset or angry

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provocative

provocative

/pɹoʊˈvɑkətɪv/
adjective
causing anger or argument, particularly intentionally

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provocatively

provocatively

/pɹoʊˈvɑkətɪvɫi/
adverb
in a manner that causes anger or argument, particularly intentionally

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to provoke

to provoke

/pɹəˈvoʊk/
verb
to intentionally annoy someone so that they become angry

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pugnacious

pugnacious

/pəɡˈnæʃɪs/
adjective
eager to start a fight or argument

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pugnaciously

pugnaciously

/pʌɡnˈeɪʃəsli/
adverb
in a way that displays eagerness to start a fight or argument

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pugnacity

pugnacity

/pʌɡnˈæsɪɾi/
noun
eagerness to start a fight or argument

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to quarrel

to quarrel

/ˈkwɔɹəɫ/
verb
to have a serious argument

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quarrel

quarrel

/ˈkwɔɹəɫ/
noun
a serious argument, usually between people who know each other well

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quarrelsome

quarrelsome

/ˈkwɔɹəɫsəm/
adjective
arguing a lot

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to quibble

to quibble

/ˈkwɪbəɫ/
verb
to argue over unimportant things or to complain about them

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quibble

quibble

/ˈkwɪbəɫ/
noun
a minor criticism or complaint about something that is not important

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rift

rift

/ˈɹɪft/
noun
an end to a friendly relationship between people or organizations caused by a serious disagreement

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riven

riven

/ˈɹɪvən/
adjective
(of a group of people) divided by disagreements, particularly violently

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row

row

/ˈɹoʊ/
noun
a noisy bitter argument between countries, organizations, people, etc.

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ruckus

ruckus

/ˈɹəkəs/
noun
a noisy argument or activity

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ructions

ructions

/ɹˈʌkʃənz/
noun
angry arguments or complaints

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run-in

run-in

/ɹˈʌnˈɪn/
noun
a fight or argument, particularly with someone with authority

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scene

scene

/ˈsin/
noun
a heated argument, particularly in public

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schism

schism

/ˈskɪzəm/
noun
a division between a group of people caused by their disagreement over beliefs or views

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scrap

scrap

/ˈskɹæp/
noun
a brief quarrel or fight

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set-to

set-to

/sˈɛttuː/
noun
a minor argument or fight

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shit stirrer

shit stirrer

/ʃˈɪt stˈɜːɹə/
noun
someone who tries to aggravate an argument or enjoys doing so

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shitstorm

shitstorm

/ˈʃɪtˌstɔɹm/
noun
a situation of violent disagreement

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shot

shot

/ˈʃɑt/
noun
a remark that is critical

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shouting match

shouting match

/ʃˈaʊɾɪŋ mˈætʃ/
noun
a loud argument

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showdown

showdown

/ˈʃoʊˌdaʊn/
noun
a fight, test, or argument that will resolve a prolonged disagreement

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shrewish

shrewish

/ʃɹˈuːɪʃ/
adjective
(of a woman) aggressive, unpleasant, and always arguing

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side

side

/ˈsaɪd/
noun
one of the people or groups involved in an argument, contest, etc.

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skirmish

skirmish

/ˈskɝmɪʃ/
noun
a short argument, particularly between political rivals

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to skirmish

to skirmish

/ˈskɝmɪʃ/
verb
to engage in a short argument

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slugfest

slugfest

/ˈsɫəɡˌfɛst/
noun
an argument in which people talk to each other in an offensive way

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someone started it

someone started it

/sˈʌmwʌn stˈɑːɹɾᵻd ɪt/
phrase
used to say who is at fault for causing an argument or fight

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to spar

to spar

/ˈspɑɹ/
verb
to argue with someone in a pleasant way

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to spark up

to spark up

/spˈɑːɹk ˈʌp/
verb
to start a friendship, conversation, quarrel, etc.

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sparring partner

sparring partner

/spˈɑːɹɪŋ pˈɑːɹtnɚ/
noun
someone with whom one regularly has friendly arguments

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spat

spat

/ˈspæt/
noun
a short quarrel about a matter that is unimportant

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split

split

/ˈspɫɪt/
noun
separation between a group of people caused by disagreement

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to split

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

squabble

/ˈskwɑbəɫ/
noun
a noisy argument over an unimportant matter

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to squabble

to squabble

/ˈskwɑbəɫ/
verb
to noisily argue over an unimportant thing

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