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querulous (adjective), more querulous, most querulous
1. Regarding an expression of complaint or grumbling: Flora was a nurse who tended to be querulous with her patients in the hospital; especially, near the end of her shift when she was easily upset by some of those who were uncooperative.
2. A reference to a person who is overcritical, discontented, or irritable: According to Mildred, she divorced her nagging and querulous husband because she could not tolerate him any longer.
3. Etymology: from Latin querulus, "full of complaints, complaining"; from queri-, "to complain."
Referring to finding fault.
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Characteristic of grumbling.
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Descriptive of finding fault about another person.
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