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Quarrelsome synonyms
kwôr'əl-səm, kwŏr'-
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Given to, characterized by, or promoting internal dissension.
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  1. Given to, characterized by, or promoting internal dissension.
  2. Produced or characterized by faction
  3. Producing or tending to produce faction; causing dissension
Given to fighting; disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.
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  1. Given to fighting; disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.
  2. Fond of fighting or struggling; ready or eager to fight; pugnacious
  3. Eager or disposed to fight.
Eager and ready to fight; quarrelsome; combative
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  1. Eager and ready to fight; quarrelsome; combative
  2. Combative in nature.
Always ready to argue; quarrelsome
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  1. Always ready to argue; quarrelsome
  2. Involving or causing contention; controversial:
  3. Provoking or likely to provoke controversy
Of or relating to something that is in question as to its value or intent.
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  1. Of or relating to something that is in question as to its value or intent.
  2. Inclined to dispute; fond of arguing; contentious
  3. Inclined to argue or debate; provoking debate.
Of or characterized by argument:
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  1. Of or characterized by argument:
  2. Stating facts and suggesting that particular inferences and conclusions can be drawn from them. Stating facts and suggesting that particular inferences and conclusions can be drawn from them.
  3. Apt to argue; contentious
Given to carrying on lawsuits
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  1. Given to carrying on lawsuits
  2. Tending to engage in lawsuits.
  3. Inclined to engage in lawsuits.
Of, pertaining to, or engaged in warfare.
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  1. Of, pertaining to, or engaged in warfare.
  2. Showing a readiness to fight or quarrel
  3. Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive.
Warlike or hostile in manner or temperament.
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  1. Warlike or hostile in manner or temperament.
  2. Of a quarrelsome or hostile nature; eager to fight or quarrel; warlike
Disposed to violence; ferocious or cruel.
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  1. Disposed to violence; ferocious or cruel.
  2. Disposed or eager to fight or engage in hostile opposition; belligerent.
  3. Fierce; cruel; savage; ferocious
  1. Wild; uncontrolled
  2. Difficult to keep in place or in order:
  3. Difficult or impossible to discipline, control, or rule:
Having or showing strong feelings; full of passion
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  1. Having or showing strong feelings; full of passion
  2. Arising from or marked by passion:
  3. Resulting from, expressing, or tending to arouse strong feeling; ardent; intense; impassioned
Characterized by or displaying physical violence:
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  1. Characterized by or displaying physical violence:
  2. Characterized by extreme emotion, especially anger:
  3. Very forceful:
Charged with emotion; spirited:
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  1. Charged with emotion; spirited:
  2. Being in an inflamed, usually painful condition:
  3. Easily excited or emotionally volatile; tempestuous:
Filled with passion; fervent:
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  1. Filled with passion; fervent:
  2. Filled with intense emotion or passion; fervent.
  3. Filled with passion; having or showing strong feeling; passionate; fiery; ardent
Easily angered; quick-tempered:
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  1. Easily angered; quick-tempered:
  2. Quick-tempered; easily made angry
  3. Pertaining to or characteristic of a hothead or hotheadedness; (of a person) easily excited or angered.
Having a fiery temper; easily made angry
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  1. Having a fiery temper; easily made angry
  2. (Colloquial, usually said of a person, but sometimes of an animal) Become very vocal or even violent when angered or frustrated.
(Physiol.) Capable of responding to the proper stimulus; irritable
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  1. (Physiol.) Capable of responding to the proper stimulus; irritable
  2. Capable of responding to stimuli.
  3. Easily excited.
Impatient or rudely abrupt:
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  1. Impatient or rudely abrupt:
  2. Acting with too much speed or haste; hurried:
  3. Acting in haste; being too hurried or quick. (e.g. Without much thinking about it they made a hasty decision to buy it.)
Of, involving, or like a tempest
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  1. Of, involving, or like a tempest
  2. Characterized by violent emotions or actions; tumultuous:
  3. Violent; turbulent
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Made of scraps; consisting of odds and ends
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  1. Made of scraps; consisting of odds and ends
  2. Full of fighting spirit.
  3. (Informal) Fond of fighting, arguing, etc.; aggressive
Having a peevish nature; cranky.
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  1. Having a peevish nature; cranky.
  2. Given to troublemaking
  3. Peevish; irritable; cross
Showing ill humor; annoyed.
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  1. Showing ill humor; annoyed.
  2. Involving reciprocal actions, etc.
  3. Lying or passing crosswise; intersecting:
Alternative form of cross-grained.
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  1. Alternative form of cross-grained.
  2. (Of timber) Having an irregular rather than a parallel grain.
  3. Having a grain that is irregular or that runs across the longitudinal axis
Characterized by or resulting from anger.
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  1. Characterized by or resulting from anger.
  2. Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered.
  3. Showing or resulting from a quick temper or a fit of anger
Irritable and curt:
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  1. Irritable and curt:
  2. Likely to snap or bite, as a dog.
  3. Cross or irritable, uncivil; sharp-tongued
Indicative of irritation, annoyance, or spite:
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  1. Indicative of irritation, annoyance, or spite:
  2. Having a slender waist, like a wasp
  3. Easily irritated or annoyed; irascible.
Contrary; fractious.
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  1. Contrary; fractious.
  2. Showing ill humor or impatience, as a glance or remark
  3. Hard to please; irritable; fretful; cross
Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; peevish.
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  1. Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; peevish.
  2. Contemptuous in speech or behavior.
  3. Impatient or irritable, esp. over petty things; peevish
(Of soil) difficult to till, lacking pliancy; unmanageable
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  1. (Of soil) difficult to till, lacking pliancy; unmanageable
  2. Of or pertaining to a serf, peasant, or rustic
  3. Difficult to work with, such as soil; intractable.
Difficult to handle:
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  1. Difficult to handle:
  2. Given to or marked by an ill-tempered nature, ill-tempered, cranky, surly, crabby.
  3. Note: Cantankerous is generally used to describe an unpleasant elderly person in a slightly pejorative manner. However, the term can be used to people in general, livestock, and machinery as well.
Easily hurt by criticism, insults, etc.; sensitive
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  1. Easily hurt by criticism, insults, etc.; sensitive
  2. (Idiomatic) overly sensitive to criticism; quick to take offence; irritable; touchy
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see thin,"Ž skinned.
Easily offended; oversensitive; irritable
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  1. Easily offended; oversensitive; irritable
  2. Requiring special tact or skill in handling; delicate:
  3. Highly sensitive to touch. Used of a body part.
Irritable; touchy; peevish
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  1. Irritable; touchy; peevish
  2. Irritated, impatient, or exasperated; peevish:
Angered or offended
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  1. Angered or offended
  2. Irritated or annoyed; indignant.
  3. Easily offended; touchy.
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  1. Bad-tempered; peevish
  2. Ill-tempered; peevish.
  3. Peevish; petulant; cross
Sharp or fiery, as speech or writing
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  1. Sharp or fiery, as speech or writing
  2. Sharp and stinging in style or content; vivid or fiery:
  3. Of, containing, or resembling pepper; sharp or pungent in flavor.
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Apt to argue; contentious
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  1. Apt to argue; contentious
  2. Of or characterized by argument:
  3. Of or containing argument; controversial
Fond of fighting or struggling; ready or eager to fight; pugnacious
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  1. Fond of fighting or struggling; ready or eager to fight; pugnacious
  2. Given to fighting; disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.
  3. Eager or disposed to fight.
Of or marked by contention
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  1. Of or marked by contention
  2. Provoking or likely to provoke controversy
  3. Involving or causing contention; controversial:
Of or relating to something that is in question as to its value or intent.
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  1. Of or relating to something that is in question as to its value or intent.
  2. Inclined to argue or debate; provoking debate.
  3. Inclined to dispute; fond of arguing; contentious
Of something or someone provoking strife, controversy or discord.
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  1. Of something or someone provoking strife, controversy or discord.
  2. Of or provoking controversy or given to sophistical argument and specious reasoning
  3. Given to or characterized by disputatious, often specious argument.
Inclined to engage in lawsuits.
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  1. Inclined to engage in lawsuits.
  2. Of, relating to, or characterized by litigation.
  3. Argumentative or combative.
Of or relating to a controversy, argument, or refutation.
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  1. Of or relating to a controversy, argument, or refutation.
  2. Of or involving dispute; controversial
  3. Argumentative; disputatious
Made of scraps; consisting of odds and ends
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  1. Made of scraps; consisting of odds and ends
  2. (Informal) Fond of fighting, arguing, etc.; aggressive
  3. Quarrelsome; contentious.
Of a quarrelsome or hostile nature; eager to fight or quarrel; warlike
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  1. Of a quarrelsome or hostile nature; eager to fight or quarrel; warlike
  2. Warlike or hostile in manner or temperament.
At war; designating or of a state recognized under international law as being engaged in a war
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  1. At war; designating or of a state recognized under international law as being engaged in a war
  2. Of, pertaining to, or engaged in warfare.
  3. Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive.
Fond of fighting or struggling; ready or eager to fight; pugnacious
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  1. Fond of fighting or struggling; ready or eager to fight; pugnacious
  2. Given to fighting; disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.
  3. Eager or disposed to fight.
Of or marked by contention
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  1. Of or marked by contention
  2. Involving or causing contention; controversial:
  3. Provoking or likely to provoke controversy
Feeling or showing enmity or ill will:
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  1. Feeling or showing enmity or ill will:
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an enemy:
  3. Being in opposition; opposed:
Ready and willing to fight; esp., vigorous or aggressive in supporting or promoting a cause
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  1. Ready and willing to fight; esp., vigorous or aggressive in supporting or promoting a cause
  2. Fighting or warring.
  3. Having a combative character; aggressive, especially in the service of a cause:
Eager and ready to fight; quarrelsome; combative
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  1. Eager and ready to fight; quarrelsome; combative
  2. Combative in nature.
Made of scraps; consisting of odds and ends
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  1. Made of scraps; consisting of odds and ends
  2. Full of fighting spirit.
  3. (Informal) Fond of fighting, arguing, etc.; aggressive
Disposed to violence; ferocious or cruel.
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  1. Disposed to violence; ferocious or cruel.
  2. Fierce; cruel; savage; ferocious
  3. Disposed or eager to fight or engage in hostile opposition; belligerent.
  1. Martial, bellicose or militaristic.
  2. Fit for, fond of, or ready for war; bellicose; martial
  3. Belligerent; hostile.
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