I don't think he is a curmudgeon, I think he just likes challenging climatic conditions.
Chris Messina did such great work this year making a curmudgeon charming on The Mindy Project.
In person, Messina is a bit like Danny, minus the curmudgeon qualities.
By the time of my last visit, about a year ago, Maurice had become almost as famous for being a curmudgeon as he was as an artist.
And I marvelled at their intimacy, and wondered what that curmudgeon of a husband had to say to it!
Degas is amiability itself compared with this curmudgeon of genius.
I knowed the curmudgeon's voice, and I expect he knowed my hand, for he has felt it before.
Not so bold, however, as the badger and not so much of a curmudgeon.
Any scruples that he ever had on that score he had removed for himself by realizing that she was a curmudgeon.
Father Goriot was not communicative; in the sham countess' phrase he was "a curmudgeon."
1570s, of unknown origin; the suggestion, based on a misreading of a garbled note from Johnson, that it is from French coeur mechant "evil heart" is not taken seriously; the first syllable may be cur "dog." Liberman says the word "must have been borrowed from Gaelic (and references muigean "disagreeable person"), with variant spelling of intensive prefix ker-. Related: Curmudgeonly.