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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Example sentences
It could be that you're all in the winter grumpy blah mood boat.
And it was downright grumpy about the idea that aid might actually work.
In my experience it is the grumpy people that live longer.
But until yesterday, the ethanol lobby was rather grumpy.
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