[kwer-uh-luhs, kwer-yuh-]
full of complaints; complaining.
characterized by or uttered in complaint; peevish: a querulous tone; constant querulous reminders of things to be done.

1490–1500; < Latin querulus, equivalent to quer(ī) to complain + -ulus -ulous

querulously, adverb
querulousness, noun
unquerulous, adjective
unquerulously, adverb
unquerulousness, noun

1, 2. petulant, testy; caviling, carping, discontented.

1. contented.
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querulous (ˈkwɛrʊləs, ˈkwɛrjʊ-)
1.  inclined to make whining or peevish complaints
2.  characterized by or proceeding from a complaining fretful attitude or disposition: a querulous tone
[C15: from Latin querulus from querī to complain]

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Word Origin & History

c.1500, from O.Fr. querelos, from L.L. querulosus, from L. querulus "full of complaints, complaining," from queri "to complain." Retains the original vowel of quarrel (1).
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Example sentences
Adrift in a clueless no-man's-land, I felt my moods range from querulous to
Investors and oil people grew anxious and querulous.
Above all, I do not wish to sound querulous.
Gale added that he is not just being querulous when he raises the question of
  logical impossibility.
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