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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a quarrel about petty points;
[syn: bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bicker \Bick"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bickered; p. pr. & vb. n. Bickering.] [OE. bikeren, perh. fr. Celtic; cf. W. bicra to fight, bicker, bicre conflict, skirmish; perh. akin to E. beak.] 1. To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Two eagles had a conflict, and bickered together. --Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. To contend in petulant altercation; to wrangle. [1913 Webster] Petty things about which men cark and bicker. --Barrow. [1913 Webster] 3. To move quickly and unsteadily, or with a pattering noise; to quiver; to be tremulous, like flame. [1913 Webster] They [streamlets] bickered through the sunny shade. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bickering \Bick"er*ing\, n. 1. A skirmishing. "Frays and bickerings." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Altercation; wrangling. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bickering n 1: a quarrel about petty points [syn: bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

140 Moby Thesaurus words for "bickering": Kilkenny cats, aflicker, aggressive, aggressiveness, altercation, apologetics, apologia, apology, argument, argumentation, bellicose, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerent, bicker, blinking, boggling, captious, captiousness, casuistry, cat-and-dog life, caviling, chicane, chicanery, choplogic, combat, combative, combativeness, conflict, contention, contentiousness, contest, contestation, controversy, cut and thrust, dancing, debate, defense, disputation, disputatious, dispute, dissension, dissent, dissidence, divisive, dodging, embroilment, enmity, equivocation, equivocatory, eristic, evasion, evasive, faction, factional, factious, factiousness, fencing, fighting, flak, flashing, flickering, flickery, flicky, fluttering, fluttery, flyting, hairsplitting, hassle, hedging, hostility, hubbub, infighting, irascibility, irascible, irritability, irritable, lambent, litigation, litigious, litigiousness, logic-chopping, logomachy, nit-picking, paltering, paper war, parrying, partisan, partisan spirit, partisanship, passage of arms, pettifoggery, petty, picayune, playing, polarizing, polemic, polemics, prevarication, pugnacious, pugnacity, pussyfooting, quarrel, quarreling, quarrelsome, quarrelsomeness, quibbling, quivering, quivery, rhubarb, row, run-in, scrapping, set-to, shifting, shrewish, shrewishness, shuffling, sidestepping, spat, squabble, squabbling, strife, stroboscopic, struggle, subterfuge, tergiversation, trichoschistic, trichoschistism, trifling, trivial, verbal engagement, war, war of words, warfare, wavering, wavery, words, wrangle, wrangling