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Querulous definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUER'ULOUS, a. [L. querulus, from queror, to complain. See Quarrel.]
1. Complaining or habitually complaining; disposed to murmur; as a querulous man or people.
2. Expressing complaint; as a querulous tone of voice.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: habitually complaining; "a whiny child" [syn: fretful, querulous, whiney, whiny]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English querelose, from Latin querulus, from queri to complain Date: 15th century 1. habitually complaining 2. fretful, whining <a querulous voice> querulously adverb querulousness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. complaining, peevish. Derivatives: querulously adj. querulousness n. Etymology: LL querulosus or L querulus f. queri complain

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Querulous 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Someone who is querulous often complains about things. (FORMAL) A querulous male voice said, 'Look, are you going to order, or what?' ADJ [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Complaining, murmuring, querimonious, petulant, peevish, cross, dissatisfied, discontented, fault-finding, bewailing, lamenting, whining, mourning, fretful.

Moby Thesaurus

Jeremianic, annoyed, bad-tempered, beefing, bellyaching, bemoaning, bitching, blubbering, cantankerous, carping, catty, censorious, choleric, complaining, complaintful, crabbing, crabby, cranky, critical, criticizing, croaking, cross, crotchety, crusty, crying, disappointed, discontented, disgruntled, displeased, dissatisfied, dyspeptic, envious, faultfinding, finical, finicky, fractious, fretful, fussy, griping, grouchy, grousing, growling, grumbling, grumpy, howling, huffy, hypercritical, ill-humored, ill-natured, ill-tempered, irascible, irritable, irritated, lamenting, lamentive, malcontent, malcontented, moanful, mournful, murmuring, muttering, nagging, naggy, out of humor, peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, piqued, plaintive, plangent, puling, quarrelsome, querulant, rebellious, resentful, restive, restless, shrewish, snappish, sorrowful, sour, splenetic, sulky, testy, touchy, ululant, unaccepting, unaccommodating, uneasy, unfulfilled, ungratified, unhappy, unsatisfied, vixenish, vixenly, wailful, wailing, waspish, weeping, whimpering, whining, whiny




 


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