altercation

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From French altercation, from Latin altercatio.

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altercation (plural altercations)

  1. Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear
      "What the hell is it to you who are my friends?" roared McMurdo in a voice which brought every head in the carriage round to witness the altercation.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin altercatio.

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Noun[edit]

altercation f (plural altercations)

  1. Altercation

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