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querulous

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adjective quer·u·lous \ˈkwer-yə-ləs, -ə-ləs also ˈkwir-\

Simple Definition of querulous

  • : complaining in an annoyed way

Full Definition of querulous

  1. 1 :  habitually complaining

  2. 2 :  fretful, whining <a querulous voice>

quer·u·lous·ly adverb
quer·u·lous·ness noun

Examples of querulous

  1. <car trips that were frequently spoiled by a couple of querulous passengers in the back>



Origin of querulous

Middle English querelose, from Latin querulus, from queri to complain


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with querulous



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