quarrelsome

adjective
quar·​rel·​some | \ ˈkwȯr(-ə)l-səm How to pronounce quarrelsome (audio) , ˈkwär(-ə)l-\

Definition of quarrelsome

: apt or disposed to quarrel in an often petty manner : contentious

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Other Words from quarrelsome

quarrelsomely adverb
quarrelsomeness noun

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belligerent, bellicose, pugnacious, quarrelsome, contentious mean having an aggressive or fighting attitude. belligerent often implies being actually at war or engaged in hostilities. belligerent nations bellicose suggests a disposition to fight. a drunk in a bellicose mood pugnacious suggests a disposition that takes pleasure in personal combat. a pugnacious gangster quarrelsome stresses an ill-natured readiness to fight without good cause. the heat made us all quarrelsome contentious implies perverse and irritating fondness for arguing and quarreling. wearied by his contentious disposition

Examples of quarrelsome in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of quarrelsome

1596, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near quarrelsome

Quarles

quarrel

quarrelous

quarrelsome

quarriable

quarrier

quarrion

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The first known use of quarrelsome was in 1596

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quarrelsome

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of quarrelsome

: ready or likely to argue or disagree

quarrelsome

adjective
quar·​rel·​some | \ ˈkwȯr-əl-səm How to pronounce quarrelsome (audio) \

Kids Definition of quarrelsome

: usually ready to disagree or argue a quarrelsome person

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