|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (I) Individual Volition|
| Section IV. Antagonism|
| 2. Active Antagonism|
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|NOUN:||DISCORD, disaccord, dissidence, dissonance; disagreement [See Disagreement]; jar, clash, break, shock; jarring, jostling &c. v.; screw loose.|
VARIANCE, difference, dissension, misunderstanding, cross-purposes, odds, brouillerie [F.]; division, split, rupture, disruption, division in the camp, house divided against itself, rift within the lute [Tennyson], disunion, breach; schism (dissent) [See Dissent]; feud, faction.
POLEMICS; litigation; strife (contention) [See Contention]; warfare [See Warfare]; outbreak, open rupture, breaking off of negotiations, recall of ambassadors, declaration of war.
QUARREL, dispute, tiff, bicker, tracasserie [F.], squabble, altercation, barney [slang], démêlé [F.], snarl, spat [colloq. or dial.], towrow [Scot. & dial Eng.], words, high words; wrangling &c. v.; jangle, brabble [archaic], brabblement [archaic], cross questions and crooked answers, snip-snap [rare]; family jars.
BROIL, brawl, row [colloq.], racket, hubbub, rixation [obs.]; embroilment, embranglement, imbroglio, fracas, breach of the peace, piece of work, scrimmage, rumpus [colloq.]; breeze [colloq.], squall; riot, disturbance (disorder) [See Disorder]; commotion (agitation) [See Agitation]; bear garden, Donnybrook Fair.
SUBJECT OF DISPUTE, ground of quarrel, battle ground, disputed point; bone -of contention, - to pick; apple of discord, casus belli [L.]; question at issue (subject of inquiry) [See Inquiry]; vexed question, vexata qustio [L.], brand of discord.
CONTENTIOUSNESS &c. adj.; enmity [See Enmity]; hate [See Hate]; troublous times; cat-and-dog life; Kilkenny cats; disputant [See Opponent]; strange bedfellows.
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|VERB:||DISAGREE; be discordant &c. adj.; disaccord, come amiss [See Disagreement]; clash, jar, jostle, pull different ways, conflict, have no measures with, misunderstand one another; live like cat and dog; differ; dissent [See Dissent]; have a bone to pick with, have a crow to pluck with.|
QUARREL, fall out, dispute; litigate; controvert (deny) [See Negation]; squabble, tiff, spat [colloq. or dial.], altercate, row [colloq.], brabble, wrangle, jangle, brangle, bicker, nag; spar (contend) [See Contention]; have words with &c. n.; fall foul of.
split; break -, break squares -, part company- with; declare war, try conclusions; join -, put in- issue; pick a quarrel, fasten a quarrel on; sow -, stir up-dissension &c. n.; embroil, entangle, disunite, widen the breach; rub ones fur the wrong way; get one all het up [dial.]; get one hot under the collar [colloq.]; set at odds, set together by the ears; set -, pit- against.
get into hot water, fish in troubled waters, brawl; kick up a -row, - dust [colloq.]; turn the house out of window.
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|ADJECTIVE:||DISCORDANT, dissident; disagreeing &c. v.; out of tune, dissonant, harsh, grating, jangling, unmelodious, inharmonious, ajar; on bad terms, dissentient [See Dissent]; unreconciled, unpacified; inconsistent, contradictory, incongruous, discrepant.|
QUARRELSOME, unpacific; gladiatorial, controversial, polemic, disputatious; factious; litigious, litigant.
AT STRIFE, at odds, at loggerheads, at daggers drawn, at variance, at issue, at cross-purposes, at sixes and sevens, at feud, at high words; up in arms, heated, het up [dial.], hot under the collar [colloq.], together by the ears, in hot water, embroiled; torn, disunited.
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- Quot homines tot sententi.Terence
- No love lost between them, non nostrum tantas componere lites.Vergil
- Mars gravior sub pace latet.Claudius
- She was no sister to the hen, But fierce and minded to be queen.Masefield
- Above the pitch, out of tune, and off the hinges.Rabelais