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  2  definitions  found 
  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, 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  habitually  complaining;  "a  whining  child"  [syn:  {fretful},  {whiney}, 
  {whining(a)},  {whiny}] 

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