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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. noisy quarrel;
[syn: affray, altercation, fracas]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Altercation \Al`ter*ca"tion\ (?; 277), n. [F. altercation, fr. L. altercatio.] Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest. "Stormy altercations." --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Syn: Altercation, Dispute, Wrangle. Usage: The term dispute is in most cases, but not necessarily, applied to a verbal contest; as, a dispute on the lawfulness of war. An altercation is an angry dispute between two parties, involving an interchange of severe language. A wrangle is a confused and noisy altercation. [1913 Webster] Their whole life was little else than a perpetual wrangling and altercation. --Hakewill. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

altercation n 1: noisy quarrel [syn: affray, altercation, fracas]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "altercation": Kilkenny cats, argument, bicker, bickering, blood feud, brawl, broil, cat-and-dog life, combat, conflict, contention, contentiousness, contest, contestation, controversy, cut and thrust, debate, disputation, dispute, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, embroilment, enmity, falling-out, feud, fight, fighting, fliting, fracas, fuss, hostility, imbroglio, litigation, logomachy, open quarrel, paper war, polemic, quarrel, quarreling, quarrelsomeness, scrapping, sharp words, slanging match, snarl, spat, squabble, squabbling, strife, struggle, tiff, tussle, vendetta, war, war of words, warfare, words, wrangle, wrangling