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Word: querulous

Definition: given to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining


Sentences Containing 'querulous'

Let them be seen in thee, which depend wholly from thee; sincerity, gravity, laboriousness, contempt of pleasures; be not querulous, be Content with little, be kind, be free; avoid all superfluity, all vain prattling; be magnanimous.
The latter is notable for its typically British self-deprecating autobiography: "Gwyn describes himself as enthusiastic, lazy, persistent, creative, fat, well-educated, pedantic, polite, greedy, gentle, prejudiced, kind, unreliable, well-meaning, curious, shy, gregarious, snobbish, confident, cowardly, optimistic, comfortable, irritable, at ease, nervous, thirsty, tired, willing, competent, unselfconscious, spry, hard-working, querulous, prolix and cheerful.
Who is this bent lady, supporting herself by a stick, and showing me a countenance in which there are some traces of old pride and beauty, feebly contending with a querulous, imbecile, fretful wandering of the mind?
``The jeweller began eating his supper, and the woman, who was ordinarily so querulous and indifferent to all who approached her, was suddenly transformed into the most smiling and attentive hostess.

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::: quietude - tranquillity; calmness
::: undulating - moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
::: frenetic - (phrenetic) frenzied; frantic
::: bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
::: derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
::: appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
::: cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
::: hereafter - life after death
::: culpable - deserving blame; blameworthy
::: finale - conclusion; concluding part