quarrelsome

[ kwawr-uh l-suh m, kwor- ]
/ ˈkwɔr əl səm, ˈkwɒr- /

adjective

inclined to quarrel; argumentative; contentious.

Origin of quarrelsome

First recorded in 1590–1600; quarrel1 + -some1

OTHER WORDS FROM quarrelsome

quar·rel·some·ly, adverbquar·rel·some·ness, nounun·quar·rel·some, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quarrelsome

quarrelsome
/ (ˈkwɒrəlsəm) /

adjective

inclined to quarrel or disagree; belligerent

Derived forms of quarrelsome

quarrelsomely, adverbquarrelsomeness, noun
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