quarrelsome


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quar·rel·some

 (kwôr′əl-səm, kwŏr′-)
adj.
1. Given to quarreling; contentious. See Synonyms at argumentative.
2. Marked by quarreling.

quarrelsome

(ˈkwɒrəlsəm)
adj
inclined to quarrel or disagree; belligerent
ˈquarrelsomely adv
ˈquarrelsomeness n

quar•rel•some

(ˈkwɔr əl səm, ˈkwɒr-)

adj.
inclined to quarrel; argumentative; contentious.
[1590–1600]
quar′rel•some•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.quarrelsome - given to quarreling; "arguing children"; "quarrelsome when drinking"
argumentative - given to or characterized by argument; "an argumentative discourse"; "argumentative to the point of being cantankerous"; "an intelligent but argumentative child"

quarrelsome

quarrelsome

adjective
Translations
مَيّال إلى الشِّجار
hádavý
stridbar
veszekedõs
deilugjarn
huysuzkavgacı

quarrelsome

[ˈkwɒrəlsəm] ADJpendenciero, peleón

quarrelsome

[ˈkwɒrəlsəm] adjquerelleur/euse

quarrelsome

adjstreitsüchtig; woman alsozänkisch

quarrelsome

[ˈkwɒrlsəm] adjlitigioso/a

quarrel

(ˈkworəl) noun
an angry disagreement or argument. I've had a quarrel with my girl-friend.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈquarrelled , (American) ˈquarreled
to have an angry argument (with someone). I've quarrelled with my girl-friend; My girl-friend and I have quarrelled.
ˈquarrelsome adjective
inclined to quarrel. quarrelsome children.
ˈquarrelsomeness noun
References in classic literature ?
And let a man beware, how he keepeth company with choleric and quarrelsome persons; for they will engage him into their own quarrels.
Such a one must naturally be of a quarrelsome disposition, and as solitary as the birds.
Of Don Galaor, the brother of Amadis of Gaul, it was whispered that he was over quarrelsome, and of his brother that he was lachrymose.
The lost prospect of a journey as sole passenger with this quarrelsome sot was not one to mourn over.
She is a stupid, quarrelsome, rubbish-talking old woman who brought her late husband to the grave.
for with all these symptoms of profligacy at ten years old, she had neither a bad heart nor a bad temper, was seldom stubborn, scarcely ever quarrelsome, and very kind to the little ones, with few interruptions of tyranny; she was moreover noisy and wild, hated confinement and cleanliness, and loved nothing so well in the world as rolling down the green slope at the back of the house.
To say truth, nothing is more erroneous than the common observation, that men who are ill-natured and quarrelsome when they are drunk, are very worthy persons when they are sober: for drink, in reality, doth not reverse nature, or create passions in men which did not exist in them before.
Besides, passengers get sea-sick --grow quarrelsome --don't sleep of nights --do not enjoy themselves much, as a general thing; --no, I never go as a passenger; nor, though I am something of a salt, do I ever go to sea as a Commodore, or a Captain, or a Cook.
The lot of towheads was troubles we was going to get into with quarrelsome people and all kinds of mean folks, but if we minded our business and didn't talk back and aggravate them, we would pull through and get out of the fog and into the big clear river, which was the free States, and wouldn't have no more trouble.
I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed.
In the morning you are all three speechless, owing to having caught severe colds in the night; you also feel very quarrelsome, and you swear at each other in hoarse whispers during the whole of breakfast time.
But he never settled down anywhere for long because about twice a year, or even oftener, he had a drinking bout, and then besides spending all his clothes on drink he became turbulent and quarrelsome.