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 ?
She flew into half insane fits of temper during which she was sometimes silent, sometimes noisy and quarrelsome.
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.
He gave place to a Norwegian sailor, who had lost half an ear in a drunken brawl, and who proved to be quarrelsome, cursing Jurgis because he moved in his bunk and caused the roaches to drop upon the lower one.
It would naturally have been impossible in that noisome cavern of a jail, with its mangy crowd of drunken, quarrelsome, and song-singing rapscallions.
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.
More than once, when I went there early, I had audience of him in a turn-up bedstead, with a cut in his forehead or a black eye, bearing witness to his excesses over-night (I am afraid he was quarrelsome in his drink), and he, with a shaking hand, endeavouring to find the needful shillings in one or other of the pockets of his clothes, which lay upon the floor, while his wife, with a baby in her arms and her shoes down at heel, never left off rating him.
He wondered to hear me talk of such chargeable and expensive wars; "that certainly we must be a quarrelsome people, or live among very bad neighbours, and that our generals must needs be richer than our kings.
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.
As they came nearer a dozen dogs ran barking toward them-- gaunt wolf hounds, a huge great Dane, a nimble-footed collie and a number of yapping, quarrelsome fox terriers.
The lost prospect of a journey as sole passenger with this quarrelsome sot was not one to mourn over.
Monsieur, you act wrongly in endeavoring to mortify me," said D'Artagnan, in whom the natural quarrelsome spirit began to speak more loudly than his pacific resolutions.
She is a stupid, quarrelsome, rubbish-talking old woman who brought her late husband to the grave.