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.
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2. Apt to find fault; habitually complaining; disposed to murmur; as, a querulous man or people.
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Enmity can hardly be more annoying that querulous, jealous, exacting fondness.
Macaulay.
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3. Expressing complaint; fretful; whining; as, a querulous tone of voice.
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Syn. -- Complaining; bewailing; lamenting; whining; mourning; murmuring; discontented; dissatisfied.
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-- Quer"u*lous*ly, adv. -- Quer"u*lous*ness, n.
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