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- n. the quality of being quarrelsome
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being quarrelsome; disposition to engage in contention and brawls; petulance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inclination to be quarrelsome and contentious
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For greed, brutality, quarrelsomeness and shameless treachery, the nobility of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland could, at least until the 19th century, offers strong competition to its noxious European cousins.
We have also been exposed to much more evidence of some of their own internal quarrelsomeness and feuding.
It is the (at least temporary) beaching of the whale Gingrich and the subsequent disorientation and quarrelsomeness of the lesser House Republican fish.
Perhaps some educational theorists in Europe or the USA (I don't know about China) would be surprised to hear a university being defined as a context for learning benevolence; the famous quarrelsomeness of scholars does not seem to promise well.
Stygians this envy and quarrelsomeness (if you will permit me the word) survive?
Ruined and inedible meals, tools lost and broken, accidents, dirt, poor health, frustration, quarrelsomeness, shame—all these, which Dickens paints with vivid colors, are still the outcome of household neglect.
When he is strong and the physical powers are full of vigor, he guards against quarrelsomeness.
They had moved on from simple lust-charms; she noted with approval that they were also distributing anger, depression, and quarrelsomeness with an even hand.
Philip remained governor until 1792, during the most critical period of the colony and under difficult conditions: scarcity of food; uncertainty of supplies; laziness, incompetence, and quarrelsomeness of many convicts; prevalence of vice of every kind.
This was not easy, for they were a motley lot, given to irrational grudges and hatreds, outbursts of violent passion, superstitious fears and crotchets, and sudden fits of gloom, despair, or quarrelsomeness.
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