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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.
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Adv.1.querulously - in a peevish manner
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querulously

[ˈkwerʊləslɪ] ADVquejumbrosamente; [say] → en tono quejumbroso

querulously

querulously

[ˈkwɛrʊləslɪ] advin tono querulo
References in classic literature ?
His Chinese house is by the fire; and he lies within it, on his bed of flannel, querulously trying to sleep.
You seem to think that I have no conscience," said Gertrude querulously.
I don't know how we could manage without him," answered the elder woman querulously.
On our right a line of light marked the door of the room which had sent its ray across the night; and behind the door I heard a woman's voice droning querulously.
If he meant lamb,' he said, querulously, 'why didn't he say "lamb", so's a feller could hear him?
It's all very fine to say this and that," Mildred remarked querulously, "but it's jolly difficult for a girl to earn her living by herself; it doesn't make it any easier when she's got a baby.
I wish to 'eaven I adn't these silly sandals on," he cried querulously to the universe.
Lady Anselman glanced at her august guest a little querulously.
Then he turned on his heel and limped into the forest, leaving us calling querulously and plaintively to one another from the cave-mouths.
It was his last demonstration for that time; as, after shedding some more tears and querulously complaining that he couldn't breathe, he slowly fell into a slumber.
There are no crimes and no criminals in these days," he said, querulously.