Complaining in an annoyed way
I encountered this word from our reading experts, “Brooklyn was Mine” by Jennifer Egan. This word was mention when Regan explained about Lucy’s personality towards her husband. Most of her personality toward her husband is about love. It is obvious that it is going to be about love, because he went to help out the war and they are separated since than. However, in this particular section, Regan mentioned how Lucy was showing her affection of love differently, in more of an annoying way.