What is another word for brawling?

Pronunciation: [bɹˈɔːlɪŋ] (IPA)

Brawling is a term used to describe a physical altercation or fight, characterized by loud and aggressive behavior. Some synonyms for brawling include scuffling, scrapping, tussling, grappling, and wrestling. Other similar terms might include arguing, squabbling, or quarreling, which refer more to verbal confrontations. Bickering, hassling, and wrangling can also be used to describe a heated dispute, although they may be viewed as less intense than a full-blown brawl. Ultimately, the choice of synonym will depend on the context and level of aggression involved, but all of these terms imply some degree of conflict or confrontation.

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Usage examples for Brawling

Kate tried to catch the sounds, but could not; she walked out upon the lawn to listen, but except the brawling of the stream among the rocks, there was nothing to be heard.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
Oliver, whose days had been spent among squalid crowds, and in the midst of noise and brawling, seemed to enter on a new existence there.
"Dickens As an Educator"
James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
The stream that had been deep as well as swift seemed to have suddenly grown shallow, indicating by its noisy brawling, and sparkling over masses of rock, that the country was rising fast.
"One Maid's Mischief"
George Manville Fenn

Famous quotes with Brawling

  • Hark! here the sound of lute so sweet, And there the voice of wailing loud; Here scholars grave in conclave meet, There howls the brawling drunken crowd; Here, charming maidens full of glee, There, tottering, withered dames we see. Such light! Such shade! I cannot tell, If here we live in heaven or hell.
  • When I was younger I used to go out looking for squalid brawls in the streets of Newpest. This got a couple of people stabbed, neither of them me, and led in turn to my apprenticeship in one of the Harlan’s World gangs, Newpest chapter. Later on I upgraded this kind of retreat by joining the military: brawling with a purpose, and with more extensive weaponry, but as it turned out, just as squalid. I don’t suppose I should have been as surprised as I was—the only thing the Marine Corps recruiter had really wanted to know was how many fights I had won.
    Richard Morgan
  • Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders.
    Carl Sandburg
  • By many a dream of God and man my thoughts in shining flocks were led: But as I went through Patrick Street the hopes and prophecies were dead. The hopes and prophecies were dead: they could not blossom where the feet Walked amid rottenness, or where the brawling shouters stamped the street.
    George William Russell
  • The duty sergeant was going through his routine of asking each brawling set of prisoners who the Billy and who the Tim was. If the handshake is right he will let the Billy go and slap the Tim around a bit. That way everybody's happy. The Billy gets to feel superior and delude himself that being a non-churchgoing 'protestant' is somehow important; the Tim gets to feel persecuted and indulge his paranoia about masonic conspiracies; the sergeant gets to slap the Tim around.
    Irvine Welsh

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