A querulous voice; querulous comments.
An example of querulous is a child whining loudly in the grocery store that she wants to go home.
Origin of querulous
- Middle English querulose litigious, quarrelsome from Old French querelos from Late Latin querulōsus querulous from Latin querulus from querī to complain kwes- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Late 15th century: From Late Latin querulōsus, from Latin querulus, from queror (“I complain").