Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

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.

More Vocab Words

::: adventitious - accidental; casual; happening by chance
::: vying - contending; CF. vie
::: gleam - brief flash of light; glow; V.
::: rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
::: excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
::: distinctive - clearly different from others of the same kind
::: furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
::: lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
::: fledgling - (fledgeling) inexperienced; N: young bird that has acquired wing feathers and is learning to fly; inexperienced person
::: glaring - (of something bad) highly conspicuous; harshly bright; shining intensely and blindingly