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Meaning of SQUABBLE

Pronunciation:  'skwâbul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  petty quarrel
  2. [v]  argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies"
 

SQUABBLE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: bicker, bicker, bickering, brabble, fuss, niggle, pettifog, quibble, spat, tiff
 
 See Also: argue, contend, debate, dustup, fence, quarrel, row, run-in, words, wrangle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Squab"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Squabbled}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Squabbling}.] [Cf. dial. Sw. skvabbel a dispute,
    skvappa to chide.]
    1. To contend for superiority in an unseemly maner; to
       scuffle; to struggle; to wrangle; to quarrel.
    
    2. To debate peevishly; to dispute.
    
             The sense of these propositions is very plain,
             though logicians might squabble a whole day whether
             they should rank them under negative or affirmative.
                                                   --I. Watts.
    
    Syn: To dispute; contend; scuffle; wrangle; quarrel;
         struggle.
    
    
  2. \Squab"ble\, v. t. (Print.)
    To disarrange, so that the letters or lines stand awry or are
    mixed and need careful readjustment; -- said of type that has
    been set up.
    
    
  3. \Squab"ble\, n.
    A scuffle; a wrangle; a brawl.
    
    
 

 

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