grumpiness

grumpy

[gruhm-pee]
adjective, grumpier, grumpiest.
surly or ill-tempered; discontentedly or sullenly irritable; grouchy.
Also, grumpish.


Origin:
1770–80; grump expressive word, first attested in the phrase humps and grumps slights and snubs + -y1

grumpily, adverb
grumpiness, noun
ungrumpy, adjective
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grumpy or grumpish (ˈɡrʌmpɪ, ˈɡrʌmpɪʃ)
 
adj , grumpier, grumpiest
peevish; sulky
 
[C18: from grump + -y1]
 
grumpish or grumpish
 
adj
 
[C18: from grump + -y1]
 
'grumpily or grumpish
 
adv
 
'grumpishly or grumpish
 
adv
 
'grumpiness or grumpish
 
n
 
'grumpishness or grumpish
 
n

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