wrangling

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wrangle \Wran"gle\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Wrangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wrangling}.] [OE. wranglen to wrestle. See {Wrong}, {Wring}.]

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." --Macaulay.

For a score of kingdoms you should wrangle. --Shak.

He did not know what it was to wrangle on indifferent points. --Addison.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

wrangling

noun

1: an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining) [syn: {haggle}, {haggling}, {wrangle}, {wrangling}]


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