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Word : Querulous

Contributed by Mr. Hari ( MBA Aspirant)

Scene Desc : A complaint box full of complaints has fallen down

 

Word : QUERULOUS (adj.)

Break up : Queror (in Latin means to complain) + Ous (means full of)

Pronunciation : querulous (ˈkwɛrʊləs; ˈkwɛrjʊ-)

Meaning : full of complaints; carping.

 

Synonyms:

Whiney , Whiny, Fretful, Complaintive

 Sentences & News:

 1. Querulous and bellicose observations on IT and the government

When Honest Abe Met This Querulous Metropolis
When Honest Abe Met This Querulous Metropolis
When Honest Abe Met This Querulous Metropolis

 2. "All successful newspapers," declaimed querulous, bellicose H. L. Mencken, "are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose."

When Honest Abe Met This Querulous Metropolis

 3. City Weekly’s querulous ‘fact-check’ article is short on fact-checking

History & Origin:

From Latin querulus from querī to complain

 

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