Quarrelsome

  • 1 Quarrelsome — Quar rel*some, a. Apt or disposed to quarrel; given to brawls and contention; easily irritated or provoked to contest; irascible; choleric. [1913 Webster] Syn: Pugnacious; irritable; irascible; brawling; choleric; fiery; petulant. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 quarrelsome — index argumentative, contentious, disorderly, dissenting, fractious, litigious, negative, petulant, polem …

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  • 3 quarrelsome — (adj.) 1590s, from QUARREL (Cf. quarrel) (n.1) + SOME (Cf. some). Related: Quarrelsomeness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 quarrelsome — pugnacious, combative, bellicose, *belligerent, contentious Analogous words: antagonistic, *adverse, counter: hostile, inimical, antipathetic, rancorous (see corresponding nouns at ENMITY) …

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  • 5 quarrelsome — [adj] being disagreeable argumentative, bad tempered, bellicose, belligerent, brawling, cantankerous, cat and dog*, choleric, churlish, combative, contentious, crabby*, cross, disputatious, dissentious, excitable, fiery, fractious, gladiatorial,… …

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  • 6 quarrelsome — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ given to or characterized by quarrelling …

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  • 7 quarrelsome — [kwôr′əl səm, kwär′əl səm] adj. inclined or ready to quarrel SYN. BELLIGERENT quarrelsomely adv. quarrelsomeness n …

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  • 8 quarrelsome — quar|rel|some [ˈkwɔrəlsəm US ˈkwo: , ˈkwa: ] adj especially BrE someone who is quarrelsome quarrels a lot with people = ↑argumentative ▪ He became quarrelsome after drinking too much …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 quarrelsome — [[t]kwɒ̱rəlsəm, AM kwɔ͟ːr [/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A quarrelsome person often gets involved in arguments. Benedict had been a wild boy and a quarrelsome young man. Syn: argumentative …

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  • 10 quarrelsome — adjective someone who is quarrelsome seems to like quarrelling: a quarrelsome tone in his voice quarrelsomeness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 quarrelsome — adjective Argumentative; belligerent; contentious; given to quarreling. Shes too quarrelsome to participate in a civil conversation …

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  • 12 quarrelsome — adjective his quarrelsome neighbors Syn: argumentative, disputatious, confrontational, captious, pugnacious, combative, antagonistic, contentious, bellicose, belligerent, cantankerous, choleric; informal scrappy Ant: peaceable …

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  • 13 quarrelsome — adjective Date: 1596 apt or disposed to quarrel in an often petty manner ; contentious Synonyms: see belligerent • quarrelsomely adverb • quarrelsomeness noun …

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  • 14 quarrelsome — quarrelsomely, adv. quarrelsomeness, n. /kwawr euhl seuhm, kwor /, adj. inclined to quarrel; argumentative; contentious. [1590 1600; QUARREL1 + SOME1] * * * …

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  • 15 quarrelsome — Synonyms and related words: acrid, adverse, aggressive, antagonistic, antipathetic, argumental, argumentative, battling, bellicose, belligerent, bickering, bitter, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody minded, brawling, cankered, cat and dog, cat and… …

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  • 16 quarrelsome — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. contentious, disputatious, pugnacious, combative. See irascibility, contention. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Inclined to fight] Syn. factious, combative, pugnacious, contentious, disputatious,… …

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  • 17 quarrelsome — quar|rel|some [ kwɔrəlsəm ] adjective tending to argue with people …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 quarrelsome — quar·rel·some || kwÉ‘rÉ™lsÉ™m / kwÉ’r adj. tending to fight, argumentative, contentious, disputatious …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 quarrelsome — adjective given to or characterized by quarrelling. Derivatives quarrelsomely adverb quarrelsomeness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 quarrelsome — a. Irascible, choleric, irritable, petulant, cross, contentious, disputatious …

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