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Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Definitions for querulous

  1. Apt to find fault; habitually complaining.
  2. Expressing complaint; fretful; whining.

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Citations for querulous
Querulous Oscar rattles on, never more or less than himself, but never much more than the content of his grumpy rattling. Sven Birkerts, New Republic
Mam is a tragic figure when transported to New York by her successful sons -- querulous, unable to get a decent cup of tea. Maureen Howard, New York Times
Origin of querulous
Querulous comes from Latin querulus, from queri, "to complain."
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