From quarrel + -ous.
quarrelous (comparative more quarrelous, superlative most quarrelous)
- (now US) Quarrelsome; argumentative.
- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
- Is it not better for a man to suspend his owne perswasion, than to meddle with these sedicious and quarellous [transl. quereleuses] divisions?