- Easily getting into arguments or disputes.
- Tending to argue or dispute with others.
- Having a combative or argumentative nature.
Late 16th century: from obsolete quarrell "quarrel, dispute" + -some "inclined to".
- The quarrelsome neighbors constantly bickered and argued over the smallest things.
- The quarrelsome employee was always looking for a fight and never willing to compromise.
- The otherwise peaceful protest turned violent due to the presence of a few quarrelsome individuals.
- The parents tried to resolve the quarrelsome behavior of their children by talking to them.
- The quarrelsome attitude of the politician hindered any progress in the negotiations.