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WHAT DOES QUERULOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?
A querulant is a person who obsessively feels wronged, particularly about minor causes of action. In particular the term is used for those who repeatedly petition authorities or pursue legal actions based on manifestly unfounded grounds. These applications include in particular complaints about petty offenses. Querulant behavior is to be distinguished from either the obsessive pursuit of justice regarding major injustices, or the proportionate, reasonable, pursuit of justice regarding minor grievances. According to Mullen and Lester, the life of the querulant individual becomes consumed by their personal pursuit of justice in relation to minor grievances. In psychiatry, the terms querulous paranoia and litigious paranoia have been used to describe a paranoid condition which manifested itself in querulant behavior. The terms had until recently largely disappeared from the psychiatric literature, largely because they fell out of fashion after being misused to stigmatise the behavior of people seeking the resolution of valid grievances. In the DSM-IV-TR, "querulous paranoia" is a subtype of the persecutory type of delusional disorder.
The definition of querulous in the dictionary is inclined to make whining or peevish complaints. Other definition of querulous is characterized by or proceeding from a complaining fretful attitude or disposition.
The translations of querulous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «querulous» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUERULOUS» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «querulous» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «querulous» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about querulous
QUOTES WITH «QUERULOUS»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word querulous.
That some are poorer than others, ever was and ever will be: And that many are naturally querulous and envious, is an Evil as old as the World.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUERULOUS»
Discover the use of querulous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to querulous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
The Querulous Effect:
CHAPTER. 12. Ten. minutes later, four pairs of Wellington boots stood neatly in a
row in the smart reception area of Blusterton International Foods Incorporated.
They were being guarded by a small, wet dog who was tied to the leg of the ...
The nonviolent variant of angry paranoia is referred to as querulous. Querulous
individuals typically pursue a personal grievance persistently and
uncompromisingly—even to the point of damaging their own interests (Mullen &
Paul H Blaney, Theodore Millon, 2008
Handbook of Forensic Mental Health
In contrast, the querulous claim wide social significance for idiosyncratic
concerns while subordinating everything to personal issues, rarely work
effectively with others, tend to repeatedly dismiss lawyers, or claims professionals
who try to help ...
Keith Soothill, Mairead Dolan, Paul Rogers, 2008
The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations: The Complete ...
For what it's worth, I favor the first to be consistent in my manner of pronouncing
the medial u in erudite, garrulous, querulous, and virulent (see the entries for
these other words). Properly, there is no queer in querulous, but in recent years
LXXIII To a querulous acquaintance Thou! whom Prosperity has always led O'er
level paths, with moss and flow'rets strewn; For whom she still prepares a downy
bed With roses scatter'd, and to thorns unknown, Wilt thou yet murmur at a ...
Charlotte Turner Smith, Stuart Curran, 1993
The New And Complete Dictionary Of The English Language: In ...
Que'ruloufnefs (5. from querulous) The ftate of being Querulous, the habit of
complaining. <Kíb/RY (5. fromtbehn. quaïre) A question, an enquiry to be reíoíved
. ' <^ue'ry [v. int. from tbe fub.) To ask questions." Que'ry («p. t.) To doubt of.
John Ash, 1775
Personality Disorders in Modern Life
THE QUERULOUS PARANOID The querulous paranoid combines aspects of the
paranoid with negativistic patterns, with the latter contributing characteristics such
as discontentment, pessimism, stubbornness, vacillation, and vengefulness.
Theodore Millon, Carrie M. Millon, Sarah Meagher, 2004
Schizophrenia and Related Syndromes
This was exemplified by the querulous paranoid state described above. Having
originally classed this with paranoia, Kraepelin came to feel that it was different,
being struck by its precipitation by external causes rather than arising gradually ...
P. J. McKenna, 1997
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUERULOUS»
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Greg Hunt promises Alan Jones greatest scrutiny in history on …
Before bringing Hunt on air, Jones told his audience he had agreed with the environment minister that the exchange would be a “querulous interview … not an ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
Free test-prep program for revamped SAT goes online
For example, $10 vocabulary words like “querulous” have been replaced with more commonly used terms such as “synthesis,” he said. “Everything we are doing ... «Press Herald, Jun 15»
Europe will be the acid test of this querulous parliament
Europe will be the acid test of this querulous parliament ... for I can see this becoming the most querulous and difficult parliament to manage since Jim Callaghan ... «The Guardian, May 15»
A rough democratic dust-up
THIS has been a dispiriting general election campaign. It has revealed a querulous country, low on confidence, whose politicians seem largely in denial about ... «The Economist, May 15»
Border as Event Horizon: On Mexico's Greatest Living Novelist
... with rabid intensity; with restrained fervor they can be the meekest and at the same time the most querulous of citizens, albeit grumbling under their breath. «Flavorwire, Apr 15»
Dazed and confused: UH and Matthew McConaughey
Here's the rub, though: This is not just a problem for a querulous professor. It is also a serious problem for our administrators. Clearly, they believed that ... «Houston Chronicle, Mar 15»
Young Ethiopian Musicians Rising!
When I listen to these young artists, I hearken back to the observations of that querulous German priest Martin Luther who said, “Beautiful music is the art of the ... «SomalilandPress, Feb 15»
Ask what Obama and US must do for India, not what we can do for …
The USTR's position on local manufacturing content requirements remains querulous, even though without this stipulation we cannot easily 'Make in India'. «Hindustan Times, Jan 15»
Obama appeals for unity to a querulous Congress
President Barack Obama appealed for an end to the partisan bickering in Congress that has all but paralysed Washington in recent years as he delivered his ... «Re:locate Magazine, Jan 15»
Is there too much democracy at the BBC?
Maybe that interrogatory title sets the wrong style, querulous instead of clear. Yesterday Robinson began in Manchester, by the little red plaque commemorating ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jan 15»
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