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English Dictionary: querulousness by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
querulousness
n
  1. the quality of being given to complaining
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Querulous \Quer"u*lous\, a. [L. querulus and querulosus, fr.
      queri to complain. Cf. {Cry}, v., {Quarrel} a brawl,
      {Quarrelous}.]
      1. Given to quarreling; quarrelsome. [Obs.] --land.
  
      2. Apt to find fault; habitually complaining; disposed to
            murmur; as, a querulous man or people.
  
                     Enmity can hardly be more annoying that querulous,
                     jealous, exacting fondness.               --Macaulay.
  
      3. Expressing complaint; fretful; whining; as, a querulous
            tone of voice.
  
      Syn: Complaining; bewailing; lamenting; whining; mourning;
               murmuring; discontented; dissatisfied. --
               {Quer"u*lous*ly}, adv. -- {Quer"u*lous*ness}, n.
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