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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: querele 'complaint', from Latin querela, from queri 'to complain'

quarrel

1 noun
     
quar‧rel1 [countable] especially British English
1 an angry argument or disagreement:
I think they've had a quarrel.
quarrel with
Jacob left after a quarrel with his wife.
quarrel about/over
They had a quarrel about some girl.
quarrel between
Had there been any quarrel between you?
Are you trying to pick a quarrel (=deliberately start one)?
2 a reason to disagree with something or argue with someone
quarrel with
My only quarrel with this plan is that it's going to take far too long.
I have no quarrel with the court's verdict.

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