1. [syn: haggle, haggling, wrangle, wrangling]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wrangle \Wran"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wrangled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Wrangling.] [OE. wranglen to wrestle. See Wrong,
1. To argue; to debate; to dispute. [Obs.]
2. To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to
brawl; to altercate. "In spite of occasional wranglings."
For a score of kingdoms you should wrangle. --Shak.
He did not know what it was to wrangle on
indifferent points. --Addison.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining) [syn:
haggle, haggling, wrangle, wrangling]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
66 Moby Thesaurus words for "wrangling":
Kilkenny cats, aggressive, altercation, apologetics, apologia,
apology, argument, argumentation, bellicose, belligerent, bicker,
bickering, casuistry, cat-and-dog life, combat, combative,
conflict, contention, contentiousness, contest, contestation,
controversy, cut and thrust, debate, defense, disputation,
disputatious, dispute, divisive, enmity, eristic, factional,
factious, fighting, flyting, hassle, hostility, hubbub, irascible,
irritable, litigation, litigious, logomachy, paper war, partisan,
passage of arms, polarizing, polemic, polemics, pugnacious,
quarrel, quarreling, quarrelsome, quarrelsomeness, rhubarb,
scrapping, set-to, shrewish, squabbling, strife, struggle,
verbal engagement, war, war of words, warfare, words