querulous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French querelos, from Late Latin querulōsus, from Latin querulus, from queror (I complain).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkwɛɹ(j)ʊləs/
  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɛɹ(j)ələs/, /ˈkwiːɹ(j)ələs/

Adjective[edit]

querulous (comparative more querulous, superlative most querulous)

  1. Often complaining; suggesting a complaint in expression; fretful, whining.
    • 1922, A. M. Chisholm, A Thousand a Plate
      The nights were now cold, gemmed with a multitude of bright stars, uncanny with the querulous wail of coyotes and the occasional deep voices of wolves.

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