conflict (part of speech: noun)
disagreement, dissonance, dissension, harshness, contention, clamor, feud, collision, clash, row, discord, difference, brawl, hassle, squabble, squall, discordancy, friction, animosity, disharmony, antagonism, hubbub, hostility, imbroglio, raucousness, dissidence, riot, commotion, tension, strife, cacophony, conflict, enmity, warfare, antipathy
- They had had an altercation before she went to the meeting, and he supposed she had talked herself into another rage while there. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
- He paid no attention to the altercation which was in progress between the waiter and the man at the other end of the dingy room. - "The Man Upstairs and Other Stories", P. G. Wodehouse.
- In the line of priests an altercation arose as to who should have first place. - "The Return of Tarzan", Edgar Rice Burroughs.