quarrelsome

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quarrel +‎ -some

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quarrelsome (comparative more quarrelsome, superlative most quarrelsome)

  1. Argumentative; fond of or prone to quarreling.
    • 1940, Rosetta E. Clarkson, Green Enchantments: The Magic Spell of Gardens, The Macmillan Company, page 254:
      Rampion grown in the cottage garden made the children of the house quarrelsome; breathing deeply into a handful of mint refreshed your senses, but aconite could cause your death.
    Synonyms: belligerent, contentious
    She's too quarrelsome to participate in a civil conversation.

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