Definition of quarrellous in US English:

quarrellous

(also quarrelous)

adjective

  • Quarrelsome, argumentative; litigious; fault-finding. Now chiefly US.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in ABC of Aristotle. From quarrel + -ous. In sense 1 perhaps after post-classical Latin querelosus (also querellosus) quarrelsome, complaining (Vulgate; 3rd cent.), painful, distressing, of or relating to a dispute.