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] -- {Quar"rel*some*ly}, adv. -- {Quar"rel*some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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