Word of the Day – Querimonious

By Mar 7, 2018Word of the Day

Querimonious (adj)


Prone to complaint; complaining, querulous.

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Cawdrey (c1537–c1604), Church of England clergyman and lexicographer. From querimony + -ous.

Example sentences

“He’s far too demanding and far too querimonious for my liking.”

Word of the Day – Compersion

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Compersion (noun)


The feeling of joy one has experiencing another’s joy, such as in witnessing a toddler’s joy and feeling joy in response.

From French compérage, derived from French compère, from Old French comper, from Latin compater, compatrem (“godfather”).

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