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 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 ?
This was followed by the plaintive, querulous expression as the idea persisted and he clutched it anew.
He was interested in the human side of that struggle to express something which was so obscure in the man's mind that he was become morbid and querulous.
Her tone was now querulous and her lip drawn up, giving her not a joyful, but an animal, squirrel-like expression.
Claire was querulous at times, and always a little too apt to take offence.
This was hailed with low laughter and querulous chirpings that might well have come from the throats of huge birds.
Russell Square was the boundary of her prison: she might walk thither occasionally, but was always back to sleep in her cell at night; to perform cheerless duties; to watch by thankless sick-beds; to suffer the harassment and tyranny of querulous disappointed old age.
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?
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.
Now some Beethoven" called Cecil, when the querulous beauty of the music had died.
She sat opposite the window, and the pale light reflected from the banks of snow made her face look more than usually drawn and bloodless, sharpened the three parallel creases between ear and cheek, and drew querulous lines from her thin nose to the corners of her mouth.
The poem swung in majestic rhythm to the cool tumult of interstellar conflict, to the onset of starry hosts, to the impact of cold suns and the flaming up of nebular in the darkened void; and through it all, unceasing and faint, like a silver shuttle, ran the frail, piping voice of man, a querulous chirp amid the screaming of planets and the crash of systems.