Synonyms of sparring


1. sparring, controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing

usage: an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage

2. spar, sparring, boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs

usage: making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer


1. spar, equip, fit, fit out, outfit

usage: furnish with spars

2. spar, contend, fight, struggle

usage: fight with spurs; "the gamecocks were sparring"

3. spar, box

usage: box lightly

4. spar, argue, contend, debate, fence

usage: fight verbally; "They were sparring all night"

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