querulous :

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  • s  habitually complaining

  • The editorial wastebaskets were full with querulous complaints of rigging after the first round of voting.
  • With each querulous partner demanding its share of the ministerial pie, the coalition government was doomed to fall.
  • At the guards at the check-post grew querulous and loud, the detained journalists became more and more apprehensive of their safe passage across the border.
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  • Forgotten warrior: Vet waits 41 years for medals
    Theodore Harvey's a modest man that lives simply. His bed is properly turned out - crisp sheets are stretched tautly across a single frame without a visible wrinkle, though his hands shake with each querulous movement.
    June 14, 2013 - Ruidoso News

  • John Howard in The Age
    Where they get a little querulous with justification is when a company doesn't do all that well and somebody is still paid a very high salary,said Mr Howard in an indirect criticism of Mr Trujillo who has headed the company over a period...
  • Alexander Waugh in Wall Street Journal
    To witness the exuberance and passionof the family playing or singing together, Mr. Waugh writes, "any visitor might have been forgiven for assuming that these querulous, volatile and complicated people formed one of the happiest and most...
  • Gore Vidal in Guardian
    She was vain, querulous and a genius,Vidal said.

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