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Meaning of "querulousness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUERULOUSNESS

querulousness  [ˈkwɛrjʊləsnəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUERULOUSNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Querulousness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUERULOUSNESS 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 querulousness in the English dictionary

The definition of querulousness in the dictionary is the quality of being fretful and complaining a lot.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUERULOUSNESS


bibulousness
ˈbɪbjʊləsnəs
crapulousness
ˈkræpjʊləsnəs
credulousness
ˈkredʒʊləsnəs
emulousness
ˈɛmjʊləsnəs
fabulousness
ˈfæbjʊləsnəs
flawlessness
ˈflɔːləsnəs
heedlessness
ˈhiːdləsnəs
incredulousness
ɪnˈkrɛdjʊləsnəs
jealousness
ˈdʒɛləsnəs
meaninglessness
ˈmiːnɪŋləsnəs
miraculousness
mɪˈrækjʊləsnəs
nebulousness
ˈnɛbjʊləsnəs
patulousness
ˈpætjʊləsnəs
pendulousness
ˈpɛndjʊləsnəs
populousness
ˈpɒpjʊləsnəs
scrofulousness
ˈskrɒfjʊləsnəs
sedulousness
ˈsɛdjʊləsnəs
statelessness
ˈsteɪtləsnəs
stridulousness
ˈstrɪdjʊləsnəs
tremulousness
ˈtrɛmjʊləsnəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUERULOUSNESS

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUERULOUSNESS

biliousness
business
callousness
carelessness
consciousness
deliciousness
deviousness
helplessness
hilariousness
homelessness
hopelessness
lawlessness
nervousness
obviousness
preciousness
restlessness
ridiculousness
righteousness
seriousness
unconsciousness
viciousness

Synonyms and antonyms of querulousness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «querulousness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUERULOUSNESS

Find out the translation of querulousness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of querulousness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «querulousness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

querulousness
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

querulousness
570 millions of speakers

English

querulousness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

querulousness
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التشكي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

querulousness
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

querulousness
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

querulousness
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

querulousness
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kecewa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Querulantentum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

querulousness
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

querulousness
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Querulousness
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

querulousness
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

querulousness
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विचित्रपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şikâyetler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

litigiosità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

querulousness
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

querulousness
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

querulousness
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μεμψιμοιρία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

querulousness
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kverulans
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

querulousness
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of querulousness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUERULOUSNESS»

The term «querulousness» is used very little and occupies the 175.646 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUERULOUSNESS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «querulousness» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «querulousness» 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 querulousness

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUERULOUSNESS»

Discover the use of querulousness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to querulousness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Handbook of Forensic Mental Health
Nosology Jaspers (1923) regarded querulousness as similar to jealousy, being potentially the product of pathological reactions, developments or processes, with again normality being a further option. Van der Heydt (1952) attempted a ...
Keith Soothill, Mairead Dolan, Paul Rogers, 2008
2
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature
... that ac- Cord with a poetical imagination. With respect to the present poem,-- though it is, perhaps, not so full of incident as might be wished, and inclines to a, kind of monotony of querulousness, it yet possesses many very beautiful passages ...
Tobias George Smollett, 1796
3
The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature
A ' man whose characteristic I is querulousness, is either dissatisfied with himself or with his' circumstances. If with himself, does it denote any tenderness in his nature to endeavour to communicate l'llS dissatisfaction to others ?_ Is he not thus ...
‎1812
4
A Dissertation on the Querulousness of Statesmen
In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind.
BiblioBazaar, Multiple Contributors, 2010
5
Fraser's Magazine
I have passed a restless life in the feverish pursuit of it; and am accused of extreme querulousness, and discontent at last. I do not admit this charge of querulousness : it is not querulousness when the cause of complaint is adequate to it.
James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch, 1834
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]
goferoore, and is directly at variance with all their sinister inte- ests together. Now querulousness is a principle, which tends to restrain the inclinations of the governing few, and direct their efforts to the general good of society. This is the very ...
‎1810
7
Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750–1850
The FemaleAegis (1798) describes the common faults of old age as gay amusements (especially for women), avarice (especially for men), affectionate tendencies, querulousness, and peevishness.55 Each of these “faults” had po- tential ...
Devoney Looser, 2010
8
A dictionary of the Bengalee language: in which the words ...
(from {5, to cut), the sensation of throbbing or twiugiug, querulousness. ifigifi, s. ( from Qijji, a throbbing), a throb, a twinging sensation, querulousness. ' fiifin, a. ( from {big}, querulousness), peevisb, querulous, diflicult to please. {1511), s.
William Carey, 1825
9
Bentley's Miscellany
From querulousness and repining no age, sex, or condition is free. The beggar repines, wanting a meal, or a place where to lay his head ; the noble, possessed of the accumulated lands and wealth of ages, has his hours of repining ; the maid  ...
Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith, 1843
10
An Enquiry into the Duties of the Female Sex ... The ninth ...
Among the defects of old age, querulousness is esteemed one of the most prominent. Complaint is the natural voice of suffering; and to suffer is the common lot of declining years. Even in the earlier periods of life, women of weak health and ...
Thomas GISBORNE (the Elder, Prebendary of Durham.), 1813

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUERULOUSNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term querulousness is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Bertie: reeling in the years
Such hubris and querulousness were attributes not often ascribed to Ahern as they were rarely seen in public. He could be given a pass for an incandescent ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
2
Israel's center-left is sick, sterile and detached
Instead of leading Israel in a mature, responsible way to a different future, the center-left sank into a toxic swamp of dejection, querulousness and disapproval. «Haaretz, Jun 15»
3
How an IRS form will matter in the 2016 race
This came on the heels a New York Times/CBS poll that showed American voters' continued querulousness with the influence of wealthy donors on elections. «CNBC, Jun 15»
4
He is the very model of a modern opera director
... stage is set for a classic Leigh performance, blending breeziness, irony, mischief and querulousness, with heavy dashes of the Elder Statesman when it suits. «The Sunday Times, May 15»
5
Things I Read That I Love #171: All Of My Fellow Sad Young Literary …
When he feels misunderstood, a Larry David-like querulousness creeps into his voice. He answers questions about whether he hit Kathie (yes, he did—but, hey, ... «Autostraddle, Mar 15»
6
Intermission: Jinxed
“When he feels misunderstood, a Larry David-like querulousness creeps into his voice. He answers questions about whether he hit Kathie (yes, he did—but, hey ... «Washington Post, Mar 15»
7
What About Bob?
When he feels misunderstood, a Larry David-like querulousness creeps into his voice. He answers questions about whether he hit Kathie (yes, he did—but, hey, ... «The New Yorker, Mar 15»
8
Pelosi's Dubious Intelligence Test
The president skirted that pothole by claiming he'd scanned a transcript of the address. But the apex of Democratic Party querulousness came from someone ... «RealClearPolitics, Mar 15»
9
England's trip to Dublin will give Six Nations lift it needs
Querulousness appears to have reached new levels in its aftermath. OK, Glen Jackson, the referee, may not have had a glorious afternoon — I thought his ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Feb 15»
10
Malcolm Turnbull on Q&A: What he said and what he meant
“This is the absurdity of your querulousness.” What Malcolm meant. “You all thought Kevin Rudd used big words, but he was a concise little vegemite compared ... «NEWS.com.au, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Querulousness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/querulousness>. Jul 2021 ».
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