quarrelous

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EtymologyEdit

From quarrel +‎ -ous.

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quarrelous (comparative more quarrelous, superlative most quarrelous)

  1. (now US) Quarrelsome; argumentative.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      Is it not better for a man to suspend his owne perswasion, than to meddle with these sedicious and quarellous [transl. quereleuses] divisions?
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