Querulous Definition

kwĕrə-ləs, kwĕryə-
Inclined to find fault; complaining.
Webster's New World
Full of complaint; peevish.
Webster's New World
Expressing a complaint or grievance; grumbling.
A querulous voice; querulous comments.
American Heritage

Often complaining; suggesting a complaint in expression; fretful, whining.


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").

    From Wiktionary

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