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
Recent Examples of curmudgeon from the Web
Pepper’s has topped its fair share of Greatest Albums of All Time lists from music magazines and websites, on both sides of the Atlantic, pleasing all the stripes of listeners, from old curmudgeon critics to shrieking teenagers.
A Vietnam veteran and notorious curmudgeon who taught himself to shoot a camera, Cooke built his career in Miami as a freelance photographer with a nose for news.
After six years, America’s favorite curmudgeon is back to complaining about nothing and everything.
And along with it comes everybody’s favorite ruthlessly unrepentant curmudgeon who refuses to comply with the general rules of common decency and decorum, Larry David.
Trudell—a longtime activist—is the film’s resident curmudgeon and provocateur.
Today, on his birthday, that legacy is more complicated than ever, the iconic, fresh-faced firebrand long since mixed up with the renegade activist and, the aging, overweight curmudgeon.
Things that get better with age: wine, cheese and Marc Maron’s curmudgeon act.
Marsh is widely respected in Britain but is sometimes described in news stories as a curmudgeon.
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Origin and Etymology of curmudgeon
First Known Use: 1568See Words from the same year
Synonymsbear, bellyacher, complainer, crab, crank, croaker, crosspatch, grouch, fusser, griper, grouser, growler, grumbler, grump, murmurer, mutterer, sourpuss, whiner
Related Wordshunks; malcontent, sorehead; grinch, killjoy, party pooper, spoilsport; defeatist, pessimist; faultfinder, kicker, nagger, nitpicker, objector, quibbler, repiner; crock [slang], hypochondriac
Near Antonymsoptimist, Pollyanna; happy camper
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