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argument, bickering, clash, contention, controversy, disagreement, discord, dispute, dissension, quarrel, row, squabble, wrangle  
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  ( altercations    plural  ) An altercation is a noisy argument or disagreement.  
FORMAL      n-count   oft N with/between n   (=dispute)  
I had a slight altercation with some people who objected to our filming.     

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