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A loud quarrel.
argument, row, fight, disagreement, difference of opinion, dissension, falling-outView synonyms
- ‘They haven't got on well as neighbours and there are shouting matches between the families.’
- ‘Rather than getting into a shouting match, he recommends taking three deep breaths, changing your environment or making your point assertively but calmly.’
- ‘Fistfights and shouting matches occur at some political rallies.’
- ‘One 1841 neighborly argument degenerated into a shouting match that led to four suits being brought before the Norwich ecclesiastical court.’
- ‘Having survived my own parents' divorce - when I was seven - I know divorce is not ideal, but it's not as bad as violent shouting matches or intolerable behaviour.’
- ‘I don't know what the original motion said, but apparently it was ‘watered down significantly’ as a result of the shouting match.’
- ‘While attendees voiced their concerns and confronted the bishops with some pretty pointed questions, the meeting never devolved into a shouting match.’
- ‘Occasionally, the dialogue may be a shouting match.’
- ‘That possibility came to an end at the June 10 council meeting during a debate which started out politely, became lively and ended up in a shouting match.’
- ‘That sounds awfully like a shouting match or mindless argument to me.’
- ‘Kim couldn't stand the silence; it was worse then the loudest shouting match ever.’
- ‘Too bad our disagreement ended in a shouting match.’
- ‘The debate at times descended into shouting matches.’
- ‘What would a friendship be without the occasional disagreements and shouting matches?’
- ‘The Manchester-based magazine's stance follows a series of embarrassing fights, shouting matches and unruly behaviour at several events.’
- ‘During a meeting, the three got into a shouting match that ended with Bell yelling, ‘Shut up!’’
- ‘After a competent first act, the second degenerates into a shouting match, with volume replacing emotional complexity.’
- ‘In Sacramento earlier this week, caravan participants got into a shouting match with antiwar activists.’
- ‘Their arguments lead to shouting matches of epic proportions.’
- ‘In one particularly odd scene, Claire is nearly disabled by a hangover, which miraculously disappears when a shouting match breaks out.’
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