Examples of curmudgeon in a Sentence
- At his quirky best, the elder Cooper is a curmudgeon right out of central casting, grumpy old man meets borscht-belt crank. He really does fiddle with his hearing aid and yell, "What? I can't hear you," only to chide you afterward that there's no need to shout. —Norah Vincent, New York Times Book Review, 19 Feb. 2006
- We were in Edinburgh visiting the in-laws. I was, as usual, being a grumpy old curmudgeon. My people don't travel well. —David Mamet, Jafsie and John Henry Essays, 1999
- Oh, he had the reputation for being a curmudgeon, and he didn't suffer fools gladly, and often he seemed to have no tolerance for people at all. —Robertson Davies, The Lyre of Orpheus, 1989
only a curmudgeon would object to the nursing home's holiday decorations
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Churchill often has been portrayed as a cigar-chomping curmudgeon whose words guided the Allies in World War II.
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CURMUDGEON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of curmudgeon for English Language Learners
: a person (especially an old man) who is easily annoyed or angered and who often complains
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