querulous

Part of speech: adjective

Complaining.

Part of speech: adverb

Querulously.

Part of speech: noun

Querulousness.

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Usage examples "querulous":

  1. It was the querulous voice of Johnny from his adjacent closet: " O dad!" - "Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
  2. Their death is attributed to witchcraft, and any querulous old woman, who has been in the habit of murmuring at slights and ill treatment in the neighbourhood, is immediately set down as the cause. - "Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official", William Sleeman.
  3. A resounding smack sounded on a horse's flank, a low ripple of laughter came tangled with a child's querulous crying, and through the walls of tents and the thickness of smoke the notes of a flute filtered. - "The Emigrant Trail", Geraldine Bonner.