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Wordnet 3.0


1. in a peevish manner;
[syn: peevishly, querulously, fractiously]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. Apt to find fault; habitually complaining; disposed to murmur; as, a querulous man or people. [1913 Webster] Enmity can hardly be more annoying that querulous, jealous, exacting fondness. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. Expressing complaint; fretful; whining; as, a querulous tone of voice. [1913 Webster] Syn: Complaining; bewailing; lamenting; whining; mourning; murmuring; discontented; dissatisfied. [1913 Webster] -- Quer"u*lous*ly, adv. -- Quer"u*lous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

querulously adv 1: in a peevish manner [syn: peevishly, querulously, fractiously]