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altercation

al·ter·ca·tion

altercation

 
 
pronunciation:
awl tr keI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a loud or angry argument or quarrel.
The witness reported hearing an altercation in the hallway around midnight.The altercation between the store owner and an angry customer turned violent.
synonyms:
affray, argument, brawl, conflict, dispute, fight, fracas, quarrel, row, wrangle
antonyms:
agreement
similar words:
battle, clash, commotion, controversy, debate, disagreement, discard, disturbance, feud, fray, spat, squabble, struggle, tussle, war, word
Word Parts
The word altercation contains the following part:
alter, altr Latin root that means other; change