fighting words love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Words that one uses to provoke a fight or hostility.

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  • noun plurale tantum Aggressive words that forseeably may lead to potentially violent confrontation; in law, often considered mitigation for otherwise sanctionable behavior (fighting).

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