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How to use quarrelsomeness in a sentence

As between adults, we find a general quarrelsomeness which makes political reform as impossible to most Englishmen as to hogs.
A TREATISE ON PARENTS AND CHILDRENGEORGE BERNARD SHAW
It was not unfitting that so quarrelsome a man as Pope should have been the occasion of so much quarrelsomeness in others.
OBITER DICTAAUGUSTINE BIRRELL
It begins with the allegory of the two Strifes, who stand for wholesome Emulation and Quarrelsomeness respectively.
HESIOD, THE HOMERIC HYMNS, AND HOMERICAHOMER AND HESIOD
So too, the proverbial quarrelsomeness of tennis-playing women results from the combative habit of mind.
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTIONARABELLA KENEALY
For nothing stimulates the snarling quarrelsomeness of human beings more than the sight of food or the fear of imposition.
THE PACIFIC TRIANGLESYDNEY GREENBIE
Fights were almost unknown for full stomachs were not conducive to quarrelsomeness.
THE BLACK PHANTOMLEO EDWARD MILLER
It must be remembered that at this period private duelling and cavalier quarrelsomeness amounted to a perfect mania.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 2VARIOUS
Crabbedness of temper and quarrelsomeness were not grounds on which any portion of the people would count her a saint.
WITCHCRAFT OF NEW ENGLAND EXPLAINED BY MODERN SPIRITUALISMALLEN PUTNAM
The peace-loving psalmist describes himself as stunned by the noise and quarrelsomeness of those around him.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE PSALMS, VOLUME IIIALEXANDER MACLAREN
Combativeness—Courage, opposition, intrepidity, quarrelsomeness.
MRS. HALE'S RECEIPTS FOR THE MILLIONSARAH JOSEPHA HALE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO QUARRELSOMENESS

  • antagonism
  • bellicoseness
  • bellicosity
  • belligerence
  • belligerency
  • combativeness
  • contentiousness
  • destructiveness
  • disputatiousness
  • enmity
  • hostility
  • ill will
  • inimicality
  • jingoism
  • militance
  • pugnaciousness
  • pugnacity
  • quarrelsomeness
  • truculence
  • truculency
  • unfriendliness
  • virulence
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