- n an inclination to be quarrelsome and contentious
- When she finally leaves him, it is not the taboo that drives them apart, but her romantic insistence on ending the affair at its peak, before quarrelsomeness sets in.
- His obsession with the perverse, the criminal and the sadistically brutal corrupted his sermons on universal love; his vanity and quarrelsomeness mingled with a deep humility and .
- Snapped Democrat Tom Connally: "A document of complaint and quarrelsomeness.
- Rabindranath Tagore in Hindu
Are "we alone to be content with telling the beads of negation", asked Tagore, "harping on other's faults and proceeding with the erection of Swaraj on a foundation of quarrelsomeness?"