from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Given to complaining; peevish.
- adj. Expressing a complaint or grievance; grumbling: a querulous voice; querulous comments.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Often complaining; suggesting a complaint in expression; fretful, whining.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Given to quarreling; quarrelsome.
- adj. Apt to find fault; habitually complaining; disposed to murmur.
- adj. Expressing complaint; fretful; whining.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Complaining; habitually complaining; disposed to murmur or express dissatisfaction: as, a querulous man.
- Expressing complaint; proceeding from a complaining habit: as, a querulous tone of voice.
- Synonyms and See plaintive and petulant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. habitually complaining
Middle English querulose, litigious, quarrelsome, from Old French querelos, from Late Latin querulōsus, querulous, from Latin querulus, from querī, to complain; see kwes- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Late 15th century: From late Latin querulosus, from Latin querulus, from queri (to complain). (Wiktionary)