bickering

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bickering (plural bickerings)

  1. Petty quarreling. Usually considered a childish behaviour, although often applied to adults.
    • 1820, in Memoirs of John Duke of Marlborough, By William Coxe, Ch.40 heading.
      Meeting of Parliament. — Choice of a whig Speaker. — Speech from the throne. — Parliamentary proceedings, and party bickerings.
    • 2011 October 15, Phil McNulty, “Liverpool 1 - 1 Man Utd”, BBC Sport:
      After Evra was also shown a yellow card following a prolonged bout of bickering which also involved Suarez, Ferguson decided on a double change by replacing Park Ji-sung and Ashley Young with Nani and Rooney.

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Verb[edit]

bickering

  1. Present participle of bicker.

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