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quarrelsome

[kwawr-uh l-suh m, kwor-] /ˈkwɔr əl səm, ˈkwɒr-/
adjective
1.
inclined to quarrel; argumentative; contentious.
Origin of quarrelsome
1590-1600
1590-1600; quarrel1 + -some1
Related forms
quarrelsomely, adverb
quarrelsomeness, noun
unquarrelsome, adjective
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quarrelsome

/ˈkwɒrəlsəm/
adjective
1.
inclined to quarrel or disagree; belligerent
Derived Forms
quarrelsomely, adverb
quarrelsomeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for quarrelsome
adj.

1590s, from quarrel (n.1) + -some (1). Related: Quarrelsomeness.

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