Definition of Querulous

1. Adjective. Habitually complaining. "A whiny child"

Exact synonyms: Fretful, Whiney, Whiny
Similar to: Complaining, Complaintive
Derivative terms: Fretfulness, Querulousness, Whine, Whine



Definition of Querulous

1. a. Given to quarreling; quarrelsome.

Definition of Querulous

1. Adjective. Often complaining; suggesting a complaint in expression; fretful, whining. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Querulous

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Querulous

querking
querl
quern
querns
quernstone
quernstones
querpo
querquedule
querries
querry
querulant
querulants
querulent
querulential
querulents
querulous (current term)
querulously
querulousness
querulousnesses
query
query language
query processing
queryable
querying
queryingly
queryings
quesadilla
quesadillas
quesal
quesals

Literary usage of Querulous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from by Richard Chenevix Trench (1865)
"I. querulous. Not once, as now, complaining, but quarrelsome ; perhaps ... Not querulous or clamorous in his discourse; ' He shall not strive nor cry, ..."

2. Psyche: A Concise and Easily Comprehensible Treatise on the Elements of by Max Talmey (1910)
"querulous insanity is based on a defect in the feeling ... The querulous idiot, however, does not feel his errors. Even after they have been clearly and ..."

3. British Synonymy: Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"... and querulous eloquence. Ever quick to fpy, and fad to lament their TROUBLESOME grievances, our people never find either their climate, their women, ..."

4. British Synonymy: Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"querulous, UNEASY, TROUBLESOME, IRRATIONALLY COMPLAINING. ... which is above all others eminent for fretful complaints, and querulous eloquence. ..."

5. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1836)
"We make these remarks neither in a captious nor querulous spirit. With all these objections, we repeat, ..."

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