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Definition of "quarrelsome" []

  • Given to quarreling; contentious. See Synonyms at argumentative, belligerent. (adjective)
  • Marked by quarreling. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quarrelsome" in a sentence
  • "The fact that men are naturally quarrelsome is presumed to be an argument against such institutions as the League."
  • "Those, however, who defend the common good and withstand the seditious party are not themselves seditious, even as neither is a man to be called quarrelsome because he defends himself, as stated above.7"
  • "Those, however, who defend the common good, and withstand the seditious party, are not themselves seditious, even as neither is a man to be called quarrelsome because he defends himself, as stated above (Q. 41, A. 1)."