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Definition of "querulous" []

  • Given to complaining; peevish. (adjective)
  • Expressing a complaint or grievance; grumbling: a querulous voice; querulous comments. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "querulous" in a sentence
  • "It is legitimately hard to decide which of these four points is the most ridiculous. (1) and (2) might charitably be called querulous, demanding a full vector representation of all the heat/energy flows of a schematic representation."
  • ""Anne!" called a querulous voice down the passage."
  • ""Don't stand looking any longer, for mercy's sake!" called the querulous voice from the house."