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 than 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.

 

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