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querulous

quer·u·lous

querulous

 
pronunciation:
kwer ls [or] kwer y ls
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: habitually complaining.
Caring for this querulous patient had become a tiresome task.
synonyms:
captious, carping, complaining, faultfinding, whiny
similar words:
cantankerous, contentious, contrary, critical, demanding, difficult, discontented, grouchy, peevish, petulant, testy
definition 2: expressing or indicating a complaint.
When he makes requests in that querulous tone, I'm not inclined to do what he asks.
synonyms:
whiny
similar words:
cantankerous, captious, contentious, critical, petulant, testy
derivations: querulously (adv.), querulousness (n.)