querulous


quer·u·lous

adjective \ˈkwer-yə-ləs, -ə-ləs also ˈkwir-\

: complaining in an annoyed way

Full Definition of QUERULOUS

1
:  habitually complaining
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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