war of words

  • 1 war of words — noun singular an occasion when people or organizations criticize each other or argue in public: A debate on the causes of global warming has turned into a bitter war of words …

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  • 2 war of words — A war of words is a bitter argument between people or organisations, etc …

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  • 3 war of words — index argument (contention), contest (dispute), fight (argument) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 war of words — n [singular] a public argument between politicians etc …

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  • 5 War of Words — Infobox Album Name = War of Words Type = studio Artist = Fight Released = September 14, 1993 Recorded = Genre = Heavy metal/Groove metal Length = 59:26 Label = Epic Producer = Reviews =*Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg… …

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  • 6 war of words —    A war of words is a bitter argument between people or organisations, etc.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …

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  • 7 war of words — UK / US noun [singular] an occasion when people or organizations criticize each other or argue in public A debate on the causes of global warming has turned into a bitter war of words …

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  • 8 war of words — noun A heated and bad tempered exchange of inflammatory statements …

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  • 9 war of words — Contention, controversy, dispute, wrangle, altercation, discussion, debate, disputation …

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  • 10 war of words — noun (C) a public argument between politicians etc …

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  • 12 War of Words (Singers & Players album) — Infobox Album | Name = War Of Words Type = Album Artist = Singers Players Released = U.S. 1981 U.K. 1982 Recorded = On U Sound Records London Genre = Reggae,Dub Length = Label = U.S. 99 Records U.K. On U Sound Records Producer = Adrian Sherwood… …

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  • 13 (a) war of words — a long argument between two people or groups. The war of words between the two rivals for the presidency continues to dominate the news bulletins. (often + between) The article describes the war of words over acid rain. (often + over) …

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  • 14 (a) war of words — a ˌwar of ˈwords idiom a bitter argument or disagreement over a period of time between two or more people or groups • the political war of words over tax Main entry: ↑waridiom …

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  • 15 a war of words — phrase a situation in which two people or groups continuously criticize each other in public because they disagree seriously about something Thesaurus: arguments and arguingsynonym to arguehyponym Main entry: war …

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  • 16 a war of words — a situation in which two people or groups continuously criticize each other in public because they disagree seriously about something …

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  • 17 war — (wôr) n. 1) a) A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties. b) The period of such conflict. c) The techniques and procedures of war; military science. 2) a) A condition of active antagonism or… …

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  • 18 war — W1S3 [wo: US wo:r] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old North French; Origin: werre, from Old French guerre] 1.) [U and C] when there is fighting between two or more countries or between opposing groups within a country, involving large numbers of soldiers… …

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  • 19 war — [ wɔr ] noun *** ▸ 1 when countries fight ▸ 2 effort to stop something ▸ 3 when people compete ▸ 4 when people fight/argue ▸ 5 World War II ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) uncount fighting between two or more countries, that involves the use of the military and …

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  • 20 War of the Words — Infobox Television episode | Title = War of the Words Series = Frasier Season = 9 Episode = 18 Airdate = 12 March 2002 Writer = Saladin K. Patterson Director = Sheldon Epps Guests = Philip Casnoff (Dr. Bernard Gaston) Jeff Perry (John Clayton)… …

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