Definition of quarrelsomely in English:



See quarrelsome

  • ‘A powerfully built, middle-aged Irishman was standing at one end of that long table, and listening to the tale of the policeman who, finding him quarrelsomely and noisily drunk, and not being able to prevail with him to go home, had arrested him.’
  • ‘Acquire the habit of challenging everything in the books you use, not quarrelsomely, but enquiringly.’
  • ‘Richard, in his shirtsleeves, looks at him half quarrelsomely for a moment; then, with a nod, acknowledges that the minister has got the better of him, and sits down on the seat.’