Querulous : Definition


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Definitions of Querulous

Pronunciation : Quer"u*lous
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. querulus and querulosus, fr. queri to complain. Cf. Cry, v., Quarrel a brawl, Quarrelous.]
Definition : 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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