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 for querulous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Querulous \Quer"u*lous\, a. [L. querulus and querulosus, fr.
     queri to complain. Cf. Cry, v., Quarrel a brawl,
     1. Given to quarreling; quarrelsome. [Obs.] --land.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Apt to find fault; habitually complaining; disposed to
        murmur; as, a querulous man or people.
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              Enmity can hardly be more annoying that querulous,
              jealous, exacting fondness.           --Macaulay.
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     3. Expressing complaint; fretful; whining; as, a querulous
        tone of voice.
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     Syn: Complaining; bewailing; lamenting; whining; mourning;
          murmuring; discontented; dissatisfied.
          [1913 Webster] -- Quer"u*lous*ly, adv. --
          Quer"u*lous*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: habitually complaining; "a whiny child" [syn: fretful,
             querulous, whiney, whiny]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  103 Moby Thesaurus words for "querulous":
     Jeremianic, annoyed, bad-tempered, beefing, bellyaching, bemoaning,
     bitching, blubbering, cantankerous, carping, catty, censorious,
     choleric, complaining, complaintful, crabbing, crabby, cranky,
     critical, criticizing, croaking, cross, crotchety, crusty, crying,
     disappointed, discontented, disgruntled, displeased, dissatisfied,
     dyspeptic, envious, faultfinding, finical, finicky, fractious,
     fretful, fussy, griping, grouchy, grousing, growling, grumbling,
     grumpy, howling, huffy, hypercritical, ill-humored, ill-natured,
     ill-tempered, irascible, irritable, irritated, lamenting,
     lamentive, malcontent, malcontented, moanful, mournful, murmuring,
     muttering, nagging, naggy, out of humor, peevish, perverse,
     pettish, petulant, piqued, plaintive, plangent, puling,
     quarrelsome, querulant, rebellious, resentful, restive, restless,
     shrewish, snappish, sorrowful, sour, splenetic, sulky, testy,
     touchy, ululant, unaccepting, unaccommodating, uneasy, unfulfilled,
     ungratified, unhappy, unsatisfied, vixenish, vixenly, wailful,
     wailing, waspish, weeping, whimpering, whining, whiny

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