quarrelsome


quar·rel·some

adjective \ˈkwr(-ə)l-səm, ˈkwär(-ə)l-\

: ready or likely to argue or disagree

Full Definition of QUARRELSOME

:  apt or disposed to quarrel in an often petty manner :  contentious
quar·rel·some·ly adverb
quar·rel·some·ness noun

Examples of QUARRELSOME

  1. <a quarrelsome student who was always being sent to the principal's office for starting fights in the halls>
  2. <you're so quarrelsome: you can never do anything without a fuss>

First Known Use of QUARRELSOME

1596

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