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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUARRELSOMENESS

The next year it was his antlers that got him into trouble—his antlers and his quarrelsomeness.

Combativeness—Courage, opposition, intrepidity, quarrelsomeness.

I did go to Brabant, but I saw no anger or quarrelsomeness; yet I suppose he had his reasons.

But quarrelsomeness is quite another affair, and very fatal.

Serious moral faults, such as drunkenness, quarrelsomeness and incontinence.

Quarrelsomeness was, however, a mild fault compared with the really bad immorality which prevailed in some of the houses.

Fickleness, superstition, and quarrelsomeness, are the characteristics on which he remarks.

Time did not diminish Vladimir Mikhailych's quarrelsomeness; on the contrary, it took on a still sharper edge.

There is here no opportunity for jealousy or theft; little for intemperance, the gaming table, licentiousness or quarrelsomeness.

He talked inexcusably to his friends about his wife; he complained everywhere of her extravagances and of her quarrelsomeness.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from quarrel (n.1) + -some (1). Related: Quarrelsomeness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUARRELSOMENESS

argumentativeness

nounargumentative state
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