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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.
William Petty

Meaning of "querulous" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD QUERULOUS

From Latin querulus from querī to complain.
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PRONUNCIATION OF QUERULOUS

querulous  [ˈkwɛrʊləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUERULOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Querulous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES QUERULOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Querulant

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.

Definition of querulous in the English dictionary

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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUERULOUS


bolas
ˈbəʊləs
bolus
ˈbəʊləs
calculus
ˈkælkjʊləs
cumulus
ˈkjuːmjʊləs
fabulous
ˈfæbjʊləs
garrulous
ˈɡærʊləs
glomerulus
ɡlɒˈmɛrʊləs
homunculus
hɒˈmʌŋkjʊləs
meticulous
mɪˈtɪkjʊləs
miraculous
mɪˈrækjʊləs
modulus
ˈmɒdjʊləs
nucleolus
ˌnjuːklɪˈəʊləs
oculus
ˈɒkjʊləs
populace
ˈpɒpjʊləs
populous
ˈpɒpjʊləs
ridiculous
rɪˈdɪkjʊləs
Romulus
ˈrɒmjʊləs
solus
ˈsəʊləs
stimulus
ˈstɪmjʊləs
unscrupulous
ʌnˈskruːpjʊləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUERULOUS

quercine
quercitin
quercitron
querida
queried
querier
queries
querimonious
querimoniously
querimony
querist
quern
quernstone
quersprung
querulously
querulousness
query
query language
queryingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUERULOUS

acidulous
antituberculous
bibulous
cellulous
crapulous
credulous
edentulous
emulous
fantabulous
fistulous
ghetto fabulous
incredulous
jealous
nebulous
overscrupulous
pendulous
scrofulous
scrupulous
sedulous
tremulous
tuberculous

Synonyms and antonyms of querulous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «QUERULOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «querulous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of querulous

Translation of «querulous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUERULOUS

Find out the translation of querulous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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.

Translator English - Chinese

发牢骚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quejumbrosa
570 millions of speakers

English

querulous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विलापी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

معاتب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ворчливый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

querulous
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুযোগকারী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

récriminateur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berminat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

missmutig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不満そう
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

투덜 거리는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Querulous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hay than van
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிடுசிடுப்புள்ள
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दयनीय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yakınan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

querulo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

narzekający
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

буркотливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cârcotaș
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μεμψίμοιρος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klaende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gnällig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gretten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of querulous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUERULOUS»

The term «querulous» is regularly used and occupies the 86.656 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUERULOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about querulous

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QUOTES WITH «QUERULOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word querulous.
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William Petty
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.
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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 ...
Arkay Jones, 2014
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The Querulous Commitment
Richard S. Sternberg. The Querulous Commitment Richard S. Sternberg QUERULOUS COMMITMENT QUERULOUS COMMITMENT Richard S. Sternberg Copyright © 1996-. 3838-STER-softfront.
Richard S. Sternberg, 2000
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Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology
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 & Lester, 2006).
Paul H Blaney, Theodore Millon, 2008
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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
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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 the ...
Charles Harrington Elster, 2006
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Word Power Made Easy
1. Excessively polite and fawning: (a) querulous, (b) obsequious, (c) supercilious 2. Noisily troublesome: (a) querulous, (b) impecunious, (c) obstreperous 3. Courteous and attentive to women: (a) querulous, (b) chivalrous, (c) supercilious 4.
Norman Lewis, 1991
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The Poems of Charlotte Smith
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
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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
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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
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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»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term querulous is used in the context of the following news items.
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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»
2
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»
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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»
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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»
5
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»
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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»
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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»
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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»
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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»
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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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