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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brawl v. i. [imp. & p. p. Brawled p. pr. & vb. n. Brawling.]
 1. To quarrel noisily and outrageously.
    Let a man that is a man consider that he is a fool that brawleth openly with his wife.   --Golden Boke.
 2. To complain loudly; to scold.
 3. To make a loud confused noise, as the water of a rapid stream running over stones.
    Where the brook brawls along the painful road.   --Wordsworth.
 Syn: -- To wrangle; squabble; contend.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brawl·ing, a.
 1. Quarreling; quarrelsome; noisy.
    She is an irksome brawling scold.   --Shak.
 2. Making a loud confused noise. See Brawl, v. i., 3.
    A brawling stream.   --J. S. Shairp.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : disposed to loud disagreements and fighting [syn: fighting]