Definitions for: Querulous


[adj] habitually complaining; "a whining child"



Webster (1913) 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.

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




Famous Quotes Containing Querulous:


That some are poorer than others, ever was and ever will be: And that many are naturally querulous and envious, is an Evil as old as the World.

-- William Petty (English Economist)


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