quer-, quarr-

(Latin: complain, complaint, full of complaints; lack of satisfaction; lament, cry of sorrow and grief)

quarrel (s) (noun), quarrels (pl)
1. An angry dispute or altercation: The neighbors, the Smiths and the Jacksons, had quarrels regarding who was responsible for the leaves that fell from the tree between their yards in the autumn.
2. A cause of an argument or a dispute: Mr. Black and Mr. Nelson, the two company executives, had no quarrel with the business proposal.
quarrel (verb), quarrels; quarreled; quarreling
1. To have an angry dispute or argument: Mr. and Mrs. Hendricks were quarreling about how much money they should spend for a new car.
2. To disagree or to differ: Angie's children seem to be quarreling about something all the time.
3. To complain or to find fault: Ada and Kurt quarreled constantly as they kept criticizing each other and they finally had to get a divorce.
quarreller, quarreler (s) (noun); quarrellers, quarrelers (pl)
Someone who seems to be disagreeing or arguing about something or another person: Nelson has had many job changes because of his tendency to be a quarreler about so many things with his fellow workers.
quarrelsome (adjective), more quarrelsome, most quarrelsome
Tending to be contentious, argue, or to disagree; to be belligerent and to cause controversy: Since her divorce from her husband, Kayla has become more and more quarrelsome with her parents because they blamed her for causing the split.
quarrelsomely (adverb), more quarrelsomely, most quarrelsomely
A reference to people who seem to get into fights or who are easily upset: Willard quarrelsomely argued with his colleagues, which made it quite difficult for them to work with him.
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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querulously (adverb), more querulously, most querulously
A reference to being in a peevish, resenting, or dissatisfied manner: James was querulously reacting to what Dr. Pyott said had to be done to treat his ailment.
querulousness (s) (noun), querulousnesses (pl)
A reference to strong discontent or of being disagreeable: Kristine's querulousness made it very difficult to carry on a friendly conversation with her.