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querulous
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Definition habitually complaining — especially in a high-pitched whiny voice
  • He said it in a slightly querulous tone.
querulous = habitually complaining — especially in a high-pitched whiny voice
  • The child is spoiled and a bit querulous.
  • All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.
    H. L. Mencken
  • He thought they would be delighted with his plan, but the querulous committee voiced only complaints.
  • Nobody wanted to work with him due to his reputation for querulousness.
  • But that period going by, she became querulous about the cold, and shivered and whimpered.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Little Dorrit
  • Her voice was low, weak, querulous.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • querulous = filled with complaint — often in a high-pitched whiny voice
  • "I know no such thing," he said querulously.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • querulously = in a tone expressing complaint
  • I shift in my seat, feeling querulous and old.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • querulous = in a complaining mood
  • They just heard him moving inside the dark house, then they heard the granddaughter's voice, fretful and querulous: "Who is it?"
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • querulous = habitually complaining — especially in a high-pitched whiny voice
  • Must he wear out all his years at the side of a bitter querulous woman?
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • querulous = habitually complaining
  • "I can see what you're thinking—I see a lot I never saw before"—his voice fell to a querulous whisper—"you're thinking I'm psycho."
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • querulous = complaining — probably in a whiny voice
  • The voice was querulous, aggressive, and rough, as if its owner had spent the last fifty years smoking cigarettes.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • querulous = complaining
  • he cried in a high-pitched, querulous voice,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • querulous = whiny (complaining)
  • ...we can use a human belly and palate to produce querulousness, impatience, uncharitableness, and self-concern?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • querulousness = habitual complaining
  • "I want my tea," said the old lady querulously, "isn't it half past four yet?"
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • querulously = in a high-pitched whiny voice
  • Pa observed querulously, "That Rosasharn is gettin' awful scary..."
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • querulously = in a tone expressing complaint
  • I don't feel as if it was worth while to turn my hand over for anything, and I'm getting dreadfully fretful and querulous.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • querulous = habitually complaining
  • Amanda slips back into her querulous attitude toward him.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • querulous = habitually complaining
  • Aching, mortified, he showed his bleeding wound and querulously addressed him: "Father Zeus, how do you take this insubordination?"
    Homer  --  The Iliad
querulously = in a tone expressing complaint

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