querimonious

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From querimony +‎ -ous.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kwɛɹɪˈməʊnɪəs/

Adjective[edit]

querimonious (comparative more querimonious, superlative most querimonious)

  1. Complaining; querulous. [from 17th c.]
    • 1955, Robin Jenkins, The Cone-Gatherers, Canongate 2012, p. 190:
      When he spoke, too, his voice was like an old man's, harsh, yearning, querimonious.

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