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grouch

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of grouch

  1. 1 an irritable and complaining person <an uncle who is a real grouch when he's sick> Synonyms bear, bellyacher, complainer, crab, crank, croaker, crosspatch, curmudgeon, fusser, griper, grouser, growler, grumbler, grump, murmurer, mutterer, sourpuss, whiner Related Words hunks; malcontent, sorehead; grinch, killjoy, party pooper, spoilsport; defeatist, pessimist; faultfinder, kicker, nagger, nitpicker, objector, quibbler, repiner; crock [slang], hypochondriac Near Antonyms optimist, Pollyanna; happy camper

  2. 2 a state of resentful silence or irritability <having been proven wrong, he had a grouch on for hours afterwards>

  3. 3 <having been proven wrong, he had a grouch on for hours afterwards> an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment <it wouldn't be a workday if we didn't hear his daily grouch about the coffee> Synonyms beef, bitch, bleat, carp, fuss, grievance, gripe, complaint, grouse, grumble, holler, kvetch, lament, miserere, moan, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammerRelated Words challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [chiefly British], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stinkNear Antonyms commendation, compliment, plaudit; acclaim, applause, praise; approval, endorsement (also indorsement), sanction




grouch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of grouch

  1. to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely <a woman who likes to grouch about how unappreciated she is> Synonyms beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, carp, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, complain, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowlRelated Words object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lamentNear Antonyms accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commendAntonyms crow, delight, rejoice




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