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synonyms for quarrelsome

  • belligerent
  • cantankerous
  • combative
  • contentious
  • fractious
  • litigious
  • petulant
  • tempestuous
  • turbulent
  • unruly
  • argumentative
  • bad-tempered
  • bellicose
  • brawling
  • cat-and-dog
  • choleric
  • churlish
  • crabby
  • cross
  • disputatious
  • dissentious
  • excitable
  • fiery
  • gladiatorial
  • hasty
  • have chip on shoulder
  • hotheaded
  • huffy
  • impassioned
  • irascible
  • irritable
  • ornery
  • passionate
  • peevish
  • pettish
  • pugnacious
  • querulous
  • ructious
  • snappy
  • thin-skinned
  • touchy
  • truculent
  • violent
  • war
See also synonyms for: quarrelsomeness

antonyms for quarrelsome

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  • agreeable
  • calm
  • good-natured
  • happy
  • mild
  • moderate
  • nice
  • obedient
  • pleasant
  • forgiving
  • friendly
  • patient
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Premarin was marketed in 1941 “to relieve severe menopause symptoms,” Cleghorn reports, but it was also “touted as a relief for husbands burdened by moody, quarrelsome wives.”
HOW MEDICINE SOUGHT TO CONTROL WOMEN’S BODIES WHILE IGNORING THEIR SYMPTOMSSUSAN OKIEJULY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Humans are a quarrelsome lot with a special talent for waging war.
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Fitzwilliam was a man of hasty temper, Fitton was said to be vain-glorious and was certainly quarrelsome and litigious.
IRELAND UNDER THE TUDORS, VOL. II (OF 3)RICHARD BAGWELL
He was needed to set right his barony, for he himself grew weak and his vassals quarrelsome.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
The notion of a tyrant God can create but abject, angry, quarrelsome, intolerant slaves.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
They pleaded their conscience, and pretended to have received from Heaven the right to be quarrelsome, turbulent, and rebellious.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
Preston Congregationalism is a very good, a very respectable, and a very quarrelsome creature.
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His wife was quarrelsome, their income small, and their family rapidly increasing.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
The Feloups are morose, quarrelsome, and vindictive, but faithful and courageous.
CELEBRATED TRAVELS AND TRAVELLERSJULES VERNE
They are Drunkards, quarrelsome, and so vindictive,324 that they think any sort of Revenge sweet.
THE MEMOIRS OF CHARLES-LEWIS, BARON DE POLLNITZ, VOLUME IIKARL LUDWIG VON PLLNITZ
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WORDS RELATED TO QUARRELSOME

  • advancing
  • antipathetic
  • assailing
  • attacking
  • barbaric
  • bellicose
  • combative
  • contentious
  • destructive
  • disruptive
  • disturbing
  • encroaching
  • hawkish
  • intruding
  • intrusive
  • invading
  • martial
  • militant
  • offensive
  • pugnacious
  • quarrelsome
  • rapacious
  • threatening
  • warlike
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