bickering

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  • noun

Synonyms for bickering

a quarrel about petty points

References in classic literature ?
The days seemed to have gone by for that over-strained sensitiveness which was continually giving rise to senseless bickerings, when every trilling breeze seemed to fan the smouldering fires of jealousy.
cried Dame Eliza, in a singsong heedless voice, which showed that such bickerings were nightly things among her guests.
But in Jane the milk of human kindness had not been curdled by years of matrimonial bickerings.
As we have, therefore, travelled together through so many pages, let us behave to one another like fellow-travellers in a stage coach, who have passed several days in the company of each other; and who, notwithstanding any bickerings or little animosities which may have occurred on the road, generally make all up at last, and mount, for the last time, into their vehicle with chearfulness and good humour; since after this one stage, it may possibly happen to us, as it commonly happens to them, never to meet more.
The hounds are drawn up to the hall-door, and little Rawdon descends amongst them, excited yet half-alarmed by the caresses which they bestow upon him, at the thumps he receives from their waving tails, and at their canine bickerings, scarcely restrained by Tom Moody's tongue and lash.
Byline: Bickerings in the party that heads Kerala's ruling alliance seem to be coming to the fore again.