quarrelsomeness


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Be sure that no cartons (big or little) of bumptiousness or quarrelsomeness get into your baggage.
65-8 on the belief that quarrelsomeness causes misfortune.
7, 1108a 9-30; Aquinas, Commentary, 350-54), comprising as it does the virtues of truthfulness or sincerity (the mean between boastfulness and mock-modesty), friendliness or affability (the mean between obsequiousness or, what is much worse, flattery, on the one hand and quarrelsomeness on the other) and wittiness (a mean between buffoonery and boorishness).
Examples include curiosity, humor, creativity, affability, and quarrelsomeness.
He grants that public confidence in it has declined seriously over the last several decades and that there is little tolerance for the institution's "complex deliberative processes or its unending quarrelsomeness.
That belief causes the virtues called forth by private property to give way to an ethic of dependency, characterized by sloth, envy, quarrelsomeness, lawlessness, resentment, and self-indulgence.