[ US /ˈkwɛɹəɫəs/ ]
[ UK /kwˈɜːjʊləs/ ]
  1. habitually complaining
    a whiny child
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How To Use querulous In A Sentence

  • The trembling, querulous voice should have been enough to shatter the ceremonious moment, but, somehow, it was not.
  • The female examiner had a querulous voice, which broke off in the middle of sentences, as if she were too shocked to continue. LEARNING TO TALK: SHORT STORIES
  • And then there is the feeling that that kind of semi-poverty, which has in itself something of the pleasantness of independence, when it is borne by a man alone, entails the miseries of a draggle-tailed and querulous existence when it is imposed on a woman who has in her own home enjoyed the comforts of affluence. He Knew He Was Right
  • He paused, and then spoke in a different, querulous voice as if he blamed her for something. AN OLDER WOMAN
  • He paused, and then spoke in a different, querulous voice as if he blamed her for something. AN OLDER WOMAN
  • When a stiff back and querulous bottom-lip signals a looming mini-starlet strop in daughter Caitlin, Mr Bear is immediately whipped out.
  • Q quailing culprit quaint peculiarities qualifying service quavering voice queer tolerance quenchless despair querulous disposition [querulous = habitually complaining] questionable data questioning gaze quibbling speech quick sensibility quiescent melancholy quiet cynicism quivering excitement quixotic impulse quizzical expression quondam foe [quondam = former] Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases A Practical Handbook Of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, And Oratorical Terms, For The Embellishment Of Speech And Literature, And The Improvement Of The Vocabulary Of Those Per
  • Since a comedian requires ingenuity, while a humorist can coast on a querulous attitude.
  • But Nietzsche spurns all our querulous wheedlings, and wonders how in our ‘constant fluttering around the single flame of vanity… an honest and pure urge for truth could have arisen among men’.
  • Interspersed among these episodes, on the other side of the stage, we see a querulous old man confronting an impatient, offensive nurse.
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