The querulous boy made the grocery shopping trip very unpleasant for his mother.
An example of querulous is a child whining loudly in the grocery store that she wants to go home.
- inclined to find fault; complaining
- full of complaint; peevish
Origin of querulousClassical Latin querulus from queri, to complain: see quarrel
- Given to complaining; peevish.
- Expressing a complaint or grievance; grumbling: a querulous voice; querulous comments.
Origin of querulousMiddle English querulose litigious, quarrelsome from Old French querelos from Late Latin querulōsus querulous from Latin querulus from querī to complain ; see kwes- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more querulous, superlative most querulous)
Late 15th century: From Late Latin querulÅsus, from Latin querulus, from queror (“I complain").