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Querulous

Querulous Meaning & Definition
Querulous Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Querulous?

[adj] habitually complaining; "a whining child"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Querulous: complaining(a) | complaintive | fretful | whiney | whining(a) | whiny

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Querulous In Webster's Dictionary

\Quer"u*lous\, a. [L. querulus and querulosus, fr. queri to complain. Cf. {Cry}, v., {Quarrel} a brawl, {Quarrelous}.] 1. Given to quarreling; quarrelsome. [Obs.] --land. 2. Apt to find fault; habitually complaining; disposed to murmur; as, a querulous man or people. Enmity can hardly be more annoying that querulous, jealous, exacting fondness. --Macaulay. 3. Expressing complaint; fretful; whining; as, a querulous tone of voice. Syn: Complaining; bewailing; lamenting; whining; mourning; murmuring; discontented; dissatisfied. -- {Quer"u*lous*ly}, adv. -- {Quer"u*lous*ness}, n.

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