querulous


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quer·u·lous

 (kwĕr′ə-ləs, kwĕr′yə-)
adj.
1. Given to complaining; peevish.
2. Expressing a complaint or grievance; grumbling: a querulous voice; querulous comments.

[Middle English querulose, litigious, quarrelsome, from Old French querelos, from Late Latin querulōsus, querulous, from Latin querulus, from querī, to complain; see kwes- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

quer′u·lous·ly adv.
quer′u·lous·ness n.

querulous

(ˈkwɛrʊləs; ˈkwɛrjʊ-)
adj
1. inclined to make whining or peevish complaints
2. characterized by or proceeding from a complaining fretful attitude or disposition: a querulous tone.
[C15: from Latin querulus from querī to complain]
ˈquerulously adv
ˈquerulousness n

quer•u•lous

(ˈkwɛr ə ləs, ˈkwɛr yə-)

adj.
1. full of complaints; carping.
2. characterized by or uttered in complaint; peevish: querulous demands.
[1490–1500; < Latin querulus=quer(ī) to complain + -ulus -ulous]
quer′u•lous•ly, adv.
quer′u•lous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.querulous - habitually complaining; "a whiny child"
complaining, complaintive - expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment; "a complaining boss"

querulous

querulous

adjective
Translations
fňukavýhašteřivý

querulous

[ˈkwerʊləs] ADJquejumbroso

querulous

[ˈkwɛrjʊləs ˈkwɛrʊləs] adj [person] → récriminateur/trice; [voice] → plaintif/ive

querulous

adjnörglerisch, missmutig; a querulous personein Querulant m, → eine Querulantin

querulous

[ˈkwɛrʊləs] adjquerulo/a
References in classic literature ?
I don't feel as if it was worth while to turn my hand over for anything, and I'm getting dreadfully fretful and querulous.
But an unlucky allusion to his previous remarks on Kearney's attentions to Jessie, and a querulous regret that he had permitted a disruption of their social intimacy, brought such an ominous and frigid opposition, not only from Christie, but even the frivolous Jessie herself, that Carr sank back in a crushed and terrified silence.
There was the honest cockrobin, the favorite game of stripling sportsmen, with its loud querulous note; and the twittering blackbirds flying in sable clouds, and the golden- winged woodpecker with his crimson crest, his broad black gorget, and splendid plumage; and the cedar-bird, with its red tipt wings and yellow-tipt tail and its little monteiro cap of feathers; and the blue jay, that noisy coxcomb, in his gay light blue coat and white underclothes, screaming and chattering, nodding and bobbing and bowing, and pretending to be on good terms with every songster of the grove.
Nothing was stirring except a brindled, grey cat, which crept from the ashes, and saluted me with a querulous mew.
His thin flaxen mustaches were no longer pragmatically waxed and twisted into a curl: their weak feathery ends hung meekly pendent over the querulous corners of his mouth.
Who is this bent lady, supporting herself by a stick, and showing me a countenance in which there are some traces of old pride and beauty, feebly contending with a querulous, imbecile, fretful wandering of the mind?
Jaggers was querulous and angry with me for having "let it slip through my fingers," and said we must memorialize by-and-by, and try at all events for some of it.
Van Tromp's countenance fell several degrees; he became quite querulous.
The jeweller began eating his supper, and the woman, who was ordinarily so querulous and indifferent to all who approached her, was suddenly transformed into the most smiling and attentive hostess.
Of a sudden another broke out in a querulous way like a man who has mislaid his hat.
Bennet was restored to her usual querulous serenity; and, by the middle of June, Kitty was so much recovered as to be able to enter Meryton without tears; an event of such happy promise as to make Elizabeth hope that by the following Christmas she might be so tolerably reasonable as not to mention an officer above once a day, unless, by some cruel and malicious arrangement at the War Office, another regiment should be quartered in Meryton.
By a melancholy hearth sat these two old people, the man calmly despondent, the woman querulous and tearful, and their words were all of sorrow.