An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (lamenting)
a. querulous
Aún recuerdo el tono quejumbroso de mi abuela cuando hablaba de sus muchos achaques.I still remember my grandmother's querulous tone when talking about her many aches and pains.
b. plaintive
Se escuchaba un lamento quejumbroso que venía del sótano.We could hear a plaintive lament coming from the basement.
c. whining
Nunca pude soportar esa voz quejumbrosa que tiene.I could never stand that whining voice of his.
2. (prone to complaining)
a. querulous
Ahí viene ese señor quejumbroso que siempre se queja del tamaño de las tortillas.Here comes that querulous old man who always complains about the size of our tortillas.
b. fretful
No sé qué le pasa al niño, que no mama bien y está quejumbroso.I don't know what's wrong with the baby. He doesn't feed properly and is fretful.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. whining
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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