Definition of querulous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

querulous

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈkwerələs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwerələs//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈkwerjələs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwerjələs//
 
(formal, disapproving) Anger
 
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complaining; showing that you are annoyed synonym peevish He complained in a querulous voice about having been woken up. See related entries: Anger Word Origin late 15th cent.: from late Latin querulosus, from Latin querulus, from queri ‘complain’.
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