Altercation definition

ôltər-kāshən
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A vehement quarrel.
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An angry or heated argument.
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The definition of an altercation is a verbal fight between people.

When two guys start yelling at each other, that is an example of an altercation.

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Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
altercation
Plural:
altercations

Origin of altercation

  • From French altercation, from Latin altercatio.

    From Wiktionary