Adjective "quarrelsome" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Given to or characterized by quarrelling.
  1. 'By now his hostile rhetoric has carried him beyond the self-discipline of consistency, and he becomes merely quarrelsome and captious.'
  2. 'According to the British District Gazetteer for 1904, ‘with some exceptions these priests are ignorant and quarrelsome, and are by no means popular in the neighbourhood.’'
  3. 'The Crusades did manage to reduce the number of quarrelsome and contentious knights in Europe.'
  4. 'The intelligence offices decided that the Scouts were quarrelsome and difficult to manage and so substituted girls for boys.'
  5. 'So if you see history as politics viewed from afar, you begin to understand that history is a controversial, argumentative and quarrelsome subject - much the same as politics.'
  6. 'René Descartes has always been one of the more appealing philosophers, not least because he was so human, quarrelsome and frequently bone idle.'
  7. 'Then, too, Michelangelo had a quarrelsome disposition, and he was harsh in his criticism of others.'
  8. 'Luther adds the final piece to the happy ending, giving the cruise tickets away to his formerly quarrelsome neighbors (the wife has cancer and the husband has been demoted).'
  9. 'His nameless sorrows ensure that he stands aloof, his distance from the other characters endowing him with a wisdom absent in the quarrelsome officers and journalists.'
  10. 'Though Cook was a seasoned campaigner known for beating the odds, he could not overcome a severe loss in public confidence at the end of a quarrelsome and often hostile primary campaign.'


1. inclined to quarrel; argumentative; contentious.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be quarrelsome."

"situations can be quarrelsome."

"tribes can be quarrelsome."

"relatives can be quarrelsome."

"raindropses can be quarrelsome."

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