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 ?
The expression in his eyes became plaintive and querulous, and he was greatly perturbed.
It was not that he was exacting and querulous; on the contrary, he never complained, he asked for nothing, he was perfectly silent; but he seemed to resent the care that was taken of him; he received all inquiries about his feelings or his needs with a jibe, a sneer, or an oath.
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. Philip felt vaguely that he was himself in the same case, but with him it was the conduct of his life as a whole that perplexed him.
Her tone was now querulous and her lip drawn up, giving her not a joyful, but an animal, squirrel-like expression.
'Another?' says this woman, in a querulous, rattling whisper.
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.
I suppose?" asked Mazarin, in a short, querulous tone.