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From Latin brigosus, Italian brigoso. See brigue (noun).


brigose (comparative more brigose, superlative most brigose)

  1. (obsolete) contentious; quarrelsome
    • Puller Timothy, The Moderation of the Church of England.
      Which two words, as conscious that they were very brigose
      and severe, (if too generally taken, therefore) he softens
      them in the next immediate words by an apology.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for brigose in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



brigose f

  1. feminine plural of brigoso