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Meaning of QUERULOUS

Pronunciation:  'kwerulus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  habitually complaining; "a whining child"
 

QUERULOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: complaining(a), complaintive, fretful, whiney, whining(a), whiny
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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