querulousness


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Privately, many reporters are even more irritated by his querulousness and the stinginess with which he doles out information.
Once again, good food, exceptional wine and charming music soothed our savage breasts--although there was enough confusion and residual querulousness that Nanny was tested to the limit.
Barbauld's introduction to Smith's The Old Manor House in The British Novelists (1810) indicates that Barbauld conflates Smith's insistence on her sincerity with her tone of complaint: "her later publications would have been more pleasing, if the author, in the exertions of fancy, could have forgotten herself; but the asperity of invective and the querulousness of complaint too frequently cloud the happier exertions of her imagination" (The British Novelists; with an Essay and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, vol.
But a propensity to do so, especially with an erratic political compass, is often a sign of querulousness and self-indulgence, jealousy and pique.
Both querulousness and institutional affiliation function to legitimate acts of criticism because they are regarded as abstract, objective methods for producing knowledge.
manifests itself in a thousand ways; in querulousness,
Suddenly on the answering machine we hear the fragile voice of Leo's aged mother--whose constant querulousness had been shown in an earlier scene --begging to leave Madrid.
A bored querulousness threatens the collective mind.
Dewey wrote that it manifests itself "in querulousness, in impotent drifting, in uneasy snatching at distractions, in idealization of the long established, in a facile optimism assumed as a cloak.
His writing is straightforward and clear, and he disagrees with other commentators without querulousness or hauteur.
Under it, the querulousness of youth is inhibited, mediocrity is permitted to fly on the wings of age.
And then after describing the physical growth he brings in the intellectual querulousness, the fashions, the anti-Semitism, the ultranationalism that brought the disaster of the mid-forties when the city nearly died.