querulous
[ kwer-uh-luhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late 15th century; Latin from late Latin querulosus, from Latin querulus, from queri ‘complain’
Synonyms
  • bemoaning
  • cantankerous
  • carping
  • complaining
  • cross
  • crying
  • discontented
  • edgy
  • fretful
  • grumbling
  • lamenting
  • sour
  • testy
  • uptight
  • waspy
  • whiny
Antonyms
  • cheerful
  • easy-going
  • happy
Definition
full of complaints; complaining
Example
A) The toddler's querulous tone did not get her what she wanted. B) Josie's querulous attitude made her a frustrating travel partner.
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